This week we’re exploring a newer musical medium, that of the laptop! We wanted to find out what exactly groups named PLOrk, or, Benoit and the Mandelbrots could possibly have to offer. The answer surprised us. We discovered improvisation, live coding, and even orchestral collaboration. Listen in to hear the varied and enjoyable timbres these groups have to offer.
The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) of Princeton University
The Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) of Concordia University, Montreal
Excerpt from Creation
Performed by CLOrk, the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Isle; Cristian Gort, conductor
The Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (LOL) of Louisiana State University.
Jargos Table (excerpt) by Van Steifel
InChucK (excerpt) by Stephen David Beck
CliX (excerpt) by Ge Wang
Manchester Metropolitan University Laptop Ensemble (MMUle)
Cut Up Slow Down
William S. Burrows, text; Martin Blaine, director
Valentine take 2