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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.

Plain premiere
Plain premiere
Plain premiere

Performance history

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

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