Audio visual performance piece by Tacit Group combines multiplayer Pac-Man with Steve Reich’s modern classical music piece ‘Six Pianos’ - video embedded below:
“Six Pacmen” is a work of art made by utilizing Pacman, the video game which was released in 1980, and Six Pianos of Steve Reich, which was composed in 1973. Performers need to collect items provided, by steering each given packman. One level is complete once 6 performers collect all the items, thereby going to the next measure of the piece. In some levels (or measures) appears a ghost that disturbs the performer. Performers can finish the game by playing all measures. This shows a significant feature of Tacit Group that has been applying games like Tetris and puzzles to pieces of art.
Not the first time the team have combined music with gaming - they have also performed abstract compositions with a Testris style interface [link]