LOLC (2010), collaborative Textual Performance environment


LOLC release 2.7.3, April 10, 2013.

with Akito Van Troyer, Andrew Colella, Sang Won Lee, and Shannon Yao

collaborative textual performance environment for laptop orchestra


In LOLC, the musicians in the laptop orchestra use a textual performance interface, developed specifically for this piece, to create and share rhythmic motives based on a collection of recorded sounds. The environment encourages musicians to share their code with each other, developing an improvisational conversation over time as material is looped, borrowed, and transformed. LOLC is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a larger research project on musical improvisation in performance and education (NSF CreativeIT #0855758).

Performance History

Princeton Laptop Orchestra (Princeton), April 2010.

Listening Machines (Atlanta), April 2010.

FutureFest (Atlanta), October 2010.

Sonic Generator (Atlanta), January 2011.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference (Oslo), May 2011.

ACM Creativity and Cognition conference (Atlanta), November 2011.