You think you know about Laptop Orchestras

An Interview With Perry Cook by Nick Hwang on behalf of ElectroTap at the Symposium for Laptop Orchestras and Ensembles, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – April 2012 In April 2012, on behalf of Electrotap (Jesse Allison and Tim Place) I got to sit down and chat with Perry Cook, professor emeritus at Princeton University. We met while Louisiana [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:12-05:00May 14th, 2015|blog, Coding, Design, electroacoustic, Featured|0 Comments

Wii-motes as musical controllers

[this post is still in progress] I've been working on my piece What the Pluck for solo cello and laptop ensemble, whereby the wii-mote performers borrow a cello-performance posture and playing motion. The goal physical goal is to have gestural similarities performed on by the wii-performers with similar sonic outcomes (at first). I'm going [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:16-05:00December 24th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic|0 Comments

Electroacoustic Barn Dance

I just got back from the Electroacoustic Barn Dance in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The festival was October 27-29 at the University of Mary Washington school of music. I had my piece Wait performed and delivered a paper on GUA with J. Corey Knoll and Jeff Albert. There was a bunch of good music and a growing [...]

By |2011-11-21T17:35:40-06:00October 31st, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Me, music|0 Comments

electroacoustic vs. soundscape

"The essential difference between an electroacoustic composition that uses pre-recorded environmental sound as its source material, and a work that can be called a soundscape composition, is that in the former, the sound loses all or most of its environmental context. In fact, even its original identity is frequently lost through the extensive manipulation it [...]

By |2011-10-30T17:11:25-05:00October 27th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Musings|0 Comments


Wait (2011) for 4-channel diffusion. Program Notes This work explores the confluence of two disparate sounds cast in a field of space and dynamics. The form of Wait is 4 repetitions of a single thought. Each repetition is a slight expansion and elaboration of the previous.   Wait - Stereo Mix   Wait [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:16-05:00October 26th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Me|1 Comment

Are demonstrative musical controllers and adequately expression-capable controls at odds? (Gestural control can never be analogous control.)

With the rise of laptop orchestras, digital instruments, and human-interface-controlled music, the want for 1. obvious and demonstrative user-control devices and 2. an intuitive connection between performer and sound, 3. a visual stimulant for the audience's sake,  has emerged. As digital instruments become more complex in their sonic capabilities and musical expression, the means to [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:17-05:00September 18th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Human Interaction|3 Comments

Social Structure

[ Construction no. 1 ] (interactive installation) addresses concepts of resonance, feedback, deconstruction, and inundation in the contexts of sound, music, and social media. The installation is a collection of position-aware resonant acrylic cubes, that, depending on their placement, respond with varying audio and projected visual.   http://youtu.be/bWEzRxS7Oz8 http://youtu.be/zD6R4b679LI Social Structure [ Construction [...]

By |2015-05-11T16:58:08-05:00June 13th, 2011|electroacoustic, Featured, Projects|0 Comments
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