for laptop orchestra
Plain- a choral piece for 10 hands
Gestures are innate and intuitive vehicle for the communication of emotions. However, expressive control over musical instruments often involves years of practice of movements and gestures, and musicians usually have to start at an early age to develop their fine motor skills.
Will it be awesome if music can be made by just waving our hands? Technology can definitely help to achieve this imagination.
This piece uses the Leap Motion controller to convert hand gestures of the players into data that are ultimately converted into sound. The controller was originally designed as an analogous to a mouse without contact or touching. It was launched in July 2013 and is yet efficiently implemented for making music. The custom built program and interface is developed in the Max programming environment.
18-19 October 2013
Electric Company: An Orchestra of Laptops
performed by Electric Company
conducted by Vicky Shin
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (HK)
6 November 2014
LOL Annual concert
performed by Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana
conducted by Jesse Allison
Louisiana State University