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      The Laptop Ensemble

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      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.

      Benoit and the Mandelbrots
      Ghostly
      Audio examples of the Mandelbrots here.

      The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) of Princeton University
      Inline

      The Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) of Virginia Tech
      Citadel
      Videos of L2Ork here.

      The Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) of Concordia University, Montreal
      Excerpt from Creation
      Performed by CLOrk, the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Isle; Cristian Gort, conductor

      PLOrk
      FourSquared

      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

      The EMU Ensemble from the University of Ulm, Germany
      Ginger
      Cristine Soeffing, director
      Videos of EMU here.

      CLOrk
      Valentine take 2

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      2 Responses to “The Laptop Ensemble”

      1. Rick Lightburn says:

        Digging it right now!
        ==An Old Fogey

      2. Ottavi says:

        2 very important laptop orchestra from 2000 to now :
        GOO – GRAND ORCHESTRE D’ORDINATEURS (GREAT COMPUTER ORCHESTRA)
        http://www.apo33.org/records/doku.php?id=goo&s%5B%5D=goo
        a CD available here : http://www.apo33.org/records/doku.php?id=cd_records#goo

        and the GREAT INTERNATIONAL AUDIO STREAMING ORCHESTRA :
        http://www.apo33.org/eng/?p=2763
        http://giaso.net
        CD to be release soon on Fibrr Records!

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