The Kaoss network allows an interdependent group of musicians and novices to influence and control their own, as well as each other's, musical output using a mixture of digital and acoustic musical instruments. The project, which draws on theories in system dynamics, decentralized systems, expression, and aesthetics, investigates how coherent and meaningful music can emerge from an interconnected group of professionals and novices. Such a constellation bears the promise of providing new sorts of rich and immersive musical collaborations where the audience takes an active part in the musical experiance.