Friday, April 29th, at 92YTribeca
200 Hudson St, New York City
8PM pre-concert discussion with composers
The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) will perform seven new works, each exploring the innovative and infinite realm of ensemble electronic music.
The concert will feature laptops as musical instruments, augmented by wireless networks, multichannel speakers, live video for 3D glasses, hacked video game controllers, and much more. In this truly contemporary ensemble, each work highlights different sonic, conceptual and technological methods. It’s an event unlike any other new music concert.
PLOrk has specially commissioned composers who work at the intersection of music and technology, a place where almost any musical or performative idea can be realized. The concert will feature works by local composers Blake Carrington, Michael Early, Daniel Iglesia, Paula Matthusen, Jascha Narveson, Alex Ness, and Jeff Snyder. Please join PLOrk for a pre-concert talk with the composers before the show.
Founded in 2005 by Dan Trueman and Perry Cook, the ensemble has toured major venues in both NYC and abroad ,and received a major grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Performers who have worked with PLOrk include Zakir Hussain, Pauline Oliveros, Matmos, So Percussion, the American Composers Orchestra, Laurie Anderson and others.
Tickets are available online at 92YTribeca.org
More information on PLOrk at plork.cs.princeton.edu