Netaudio ping pong is an interactive audio game based on 'run-around' table tennis. Players trigger loops from midi controllers for 4 bars before the opponent has to take over.
The performance is set around a ping pong table equipped with electronic
drum pads. Up to 12 players are invited to queue up on either side of the
table. When the performance starts, each player has its turn to play music on
the pads for 2-3 seconds. A control mechanism switches between the two
sides of the table. Players gradually rotate around the ping pong table.
The players aim to contribute towards a seamless musical mix. Players drops
out from the performance if missing their term or playing to the dislike of the
audience. Eventually there are only two players left performing the final.
Prior to each session prospective players are encouraged to contribute sound,
samples and loops to the game. these are then preloaded onto the drum-pad
for the game.