At LSU, I teach computer music and digital media. One of our newest projects is the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana, or the LOLs. The ensemble is our interpretation of the Princeton (PLOrk) and Stanford (SLOrk) ensembles, and we hope to bring the same excitement and virtuosity to the Gulf South.
I will write more about the LOLs as our experiment continues. But we will be holding a “preview concert” at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 7:30 PM. The concert will be held at the Department of Music’s Recital Hall.
This concert will be a shakeout concert for our new compositions and to give us a feel for how a laptop orchestra “behaves” in concert. That is, how do we get each piece started? How do we reconfigure the ensemble on stage? How do we keep software current among all the machines? These are important issues that need to be worked through, and so my friend and colleague Jeremy Sagala is hosting us for the upcoming concert.
Our official debut concert will be April 13, at the Shaver Theatre on the campus of LSU. More will be posted about that later. In the meantime, here’s a link for the upcoming concert.
Wear a Hawaiian shirt and get in free! See you there.