Pentalocus extends a history of networking music education at five universities for a concert of new multi-site telematic music compositions. The project uses high  bandwidth, low latency networks to multicast multichannel audio and video to produce events in multiple international locations at the same point in time.

Pentalocus uses open-source streaming technology co-developed by Jason Ponce and others to build on collaborations between University of California San Diego, New York University, and Stanford University, and past work with Queens University Belfast, Concordia University, and the Hamburg Hochschule of Music.