PLOrk: The Princeton laptop orchestra, year 1

Daniel Trueman, Perry Cook, Scott Smallwood, Ge Wang

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In this paper we report on the current state of the newly established Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), a collection of 15 meta-instruments each consisting of a laptop computer, interfacing equipment, and a hemispherical speaker. Founded in the fall of 2005, PLOrk represents the first laptop ensemble of its size and kind, and brings together many of our research and aesthetic interests as musicians, composers, and computer scientists. Here we chronicle the first steps of the ensemble, including details about the technology, the music, compositional challenges, and what we have learned in the process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2006 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2006Nov 11 2006


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Music


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