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Stanford Laptop Orchestra Concert: Sonic SLOrk Sculptures

  • Apr 26, 2008 · 3:00 PM
  • Papau New Guinea Sculpture Garden, Stanford University

I highly recommend attending the Stanford Laptop Orchestra concerts; the Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group is collaborating with Ge Wang in the formation of the Laptop Orchestra of the Left. These concerts will be highly influential in the formation and inspiration of LOL. Hope to see you there.

All the best,
Noah Thorp
Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group Organizer


"Sonic SLOrk Sculptures"
April 26th, 2008, Saturday 3pm
Papau New Guinea Sculpture Garden, Stanford University
Event URL: http://slork.stanford...
(free and open to the public)

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk - http://slork.stanford... ) is a large-scale, computer-mediated ensemble that explores cutting-edge technology in combination with conventional musical contexts - while radically transforming both. Founded in 2008 by director Ge Wang ( http://ccrma.stanford... ), with students, faculty, and staff at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA - http://ccrma.stanford... ), this unique ensemble comprises more than 20 laptops, human performers, controllers, and custom multi-channel speaker arrays designed to provide each computer meta-instrument with its own identity and presence. The orchestra fuses a powerful sea of sound with the immediacy of human music-making, capturing the irreplaceable energy of a live ensemble performance as well as its sonic intimacy and grandeur. At the same time, it leverages the computer's precision, possibilities for new sounds, and potential for fantastical automation to provide a boundary-less sonic canvas on which to experiment with, create, and perform music.

Offstage, the ensemble serves as a one-of-a-kind environment and classroom that explores music, computer science, composition, and live performance in a naturally interdisciplinary way.

There will be other concerts on April 29th and May 24th as well:

"Pacific Rim-of-Wire: Stanford Laptop Orchestra Premiere in a Live Networked Concert with Beijing"
April 29th, 2008, Tuesday 8pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University

"SLOrktastic Chamber Music"
May 24th, 2008, Saturday 8pm
CCRMA Stage, Stanford University
(free and open to the public)


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  • Noah T.

    Loved it! Can't wait to start drilling IKEA bowls for the Laptop Orchestra of the Left (LOL)!

    April 28, 2008

  • Ron A.


    April 28, 2008

  • Alessandro S.

    great setting and great soundscape.

    April 26, 2008

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