The CMU Laptop Orchestra

April 30, 2017 2:30 PM–April 30, 2017 4:00 PM

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry,
College of Fine Arts 111,
Carnegie Mellon University

This event is free and open to the public. 

The CMU Laptop Orchestra returns for a concert of interactive networked computer music. The orchestra, consisting of 24 networked, synchronized laptops, will create music under the leadership of Grammy award winning producer/composer Anders Öland. The computers in the orchestra generate music semi-autonomously according to information delivered over a wireless network. The human members of the orchestra add additional controls and constraints in real time. Each laptop is running custom software designed, implemented, and controlled by students of Computer Music Systems and Information Processing, a course offered by the School of Computer Science and taught by Prof. Roger Dannenberg. This concert is supported by the Alfred Z. Spector and Rhonda G. Kost CS+X grants and The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.