Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Stanford Laptop Orchestra | Search for Life (2014) from Ge Wang on Vimeo.

Search for Life • 探索生命 (2014) for laptop orchestra
by John Granzow & Zhengshan "Kitty" Shi
performed by Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk)
SLOrk: Live in Beijing, Stanford Center @ Peking University, July 2014

Mundane objects are brought to the sonified rotating table. We play to awaken them, extending their voices through audio transformations via the ChucK programming language. Samples are processed by the central duet. These near field sounds are in contrast to the surrounding laptop orchestra that samples the same sounds, now diffuse with the room’s reverb. An improvisation unfolds seeking lively morphologies in the noise.

Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) | http://slork.stanford.edu/

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