Evergreen Blues is a suite of interactive songs that together provide a collaborative musical narrative experience in the form of a multiplayer operatic game.
Two players simultaneously control the construction and direction of a piece of music through the use of a real-time lyrical conversation system, allowing for granular control of musical expression. Choices made in one song influence the outcomes of the next, paving the way for multi-scene interactive experiences grounded in narrative principles of persistence and emotional consequence.
This work seeks to provide a novel means of creating and understanding multi-user, interactive music systems in which users participate in active and collaborative music-making in conjunction with narrative engagement. It is the goal that this work will open up new possibilities for experiencing music, narrative, and social interaction.