PLOrk fall2006/AssignmentTwo

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"PLOrk Trio (+/-1)" : Create a Duo/Trio/Quartet Performance

  • due: in class | Thursday, November 16th, 2006
  • public performance: ffmup, November 21st, 2006
  • organize into groups
  • design a live musical performance for 2, 3, or 4 laptops + PLOrk stations/hemi speakers
  • pieces should be 3 to 5 minutes in duration

Some Potential Issues to Consider

(same as before)

  • how will be the piece be performed? who/what will perform it?
  • how will the piece engage the performers? how will it engage the audience?
  • will there be a conductor? if so, how should the performance be conducted?
  • what software(s), hardware (if any), acoustic instruments (if any), will you use?
  • what are the roles of the laptops in the performance? of the humans?

(new issues)

  • how to use the hemispheres and tailor its characteristics to your piece?
  • how to spatialize (or localize) the sound?
  • what formation?



  • in class performance
  • ffmup performance
  • instructions, if any, for human performers
  • instructions, if any, for human conductors
  • instructions, if any, for the laptop (programs, sound files)
  • program notes, if any
  • special requirements (spatial, lighting, etc.), if any
  • README file explaining your approach in creating the performance, what tools you used, any difficulties you encountered, and any additional notes.