Short links for October 13th, 2008
Some interesting things I found recently:
# Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) – The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) 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 and students, faculty, and staff at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), 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.
# Exclusive RjDj Interview: Interactive Music Listening, Everywhere You Go – Peter Kirn speaks with the team behind RjDj, the music application for the Iphone which uses sensory input to generate and control the music you are listening to.
# cliplead_: opto_synth – Optical square wave synthesizer with 2x LED tentacle interface and amplitude modulation.