METZ (2015), for laptop ensemble

Duration: about 15 minutes

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In METZ, the musicians in the laptop orchestra use a text-based performance interface to create, share, and transform rhythmic motives. These motives are built from a collection of sounds recorded throughout the city of Metz, France in community workshops and by local artists.

METZ was written at the request of Metz en Scenes for the Georgia Tech Laptop Orchestra to perform at the inaugural Music Tech Metz festival in Metz in May 2015, at Les Trinitaires. LOLC, the software used by the laptop musicians, was developed by myself and my students Akito Van Troyer, Sang Won Lee, Andrew Colella, and Shannon Yao, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF CreativeIT #0855758).

Performance History

Georgia Tech Laptop Orchestra, Musique Metz Tech, May 2015.