Non-specific PLOrk Seminar | Fall 2006
Composing and Performance for Laptop Orchestra
wiki + schedule : class material | assignments |
instructors: Perry R.
and Ge Wang
fall 2006 ensemble:
Perry R. Cook | Margaret R. Daniel | Scott Elmegreen |
Rebecca Fiebrink | John Fontein | Michael Hammond | Anne
Hege | Matt Hoffman | Laurie Hollander | Andrea Mazzariello |
Ananya Misra | Spencer Salazar | Scott Smallwood | Alan
Tormey | Ge Wang | Samson Young
This seminar explores issues in creating performance pieces for
computer-mediated ensembles, such as uh...
PLOrk. Topics include:
- programming and software design using
- composing for laptop orchestra and plork performance
- networking, synchronization, conducting; sensors & mapping
- performance interface design (some examples,
- sound synthesis / analysis, sound design
(and whatever else might be useful)
The format will consist of presentations, individual
and group assignments (programming, creating compositions for various size
plork ensembles, performance), and a beer laboratory component, which
takes place immediately after each class. There will be weekly in-class demos and
performances, as well as several public PLOrk performances (we'll write
pieces together for these). The class will be hands-on, example-driven,
and pretty open - hence the non-specificity.
class: thursday 1:30 - 4:30, Woolworth
101 (location subject to change)
beer lab: right after class (Location:
you gotta be a graduate student; undergraduates who have been in PLOrk are
also eligible but must send a short proposal (one paragraph) describing
why they are interested, to Perry (prc /at/ cs.princeton.edu) and Ge
(gewang /at/ cs.princeton.edu), and receive confirmation.
Grad students + undergrads please email, if you are interested.
- (listen) October
13th, 2006 | 3 Legged Dog, NYC. PLOrk performance as part of
the Ear to the Earth sound
art and music festival.
- October 28th, 2006 | Genomics
Institute, PLOrk to perform for 450+ crowd including President
Tilghman and guests.
- (listen) November
21st, 2006 | FFMUp, PLOrk
- (listen) January
18th, 2007 | Winter Concert to
showcase works from the class.