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7:00 Resound

Nine programmes introduced by Kenneth Young

(3) ALEXANDRA HAY: White Rain - Monique Hay (amplified fl), Alexandra Hay (electronics) (RNZ)

BRIGID BISLEY: Illumination - New Zealand SO/Hamish McKeich (RNZ)

JACK BODY: Paradise Regained - Emma Sayers (pno), I Wayan Gde Yudane (gangsa) (RNZ)

DOUGLAS LILBURN: Symphony No 3 - New Zealand SO/John Hopkins (RNZ)

Douglas Lilburn

Douglas Lilburn Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

10:00 Relevant Tones

The Laptop Ensemble

This week we’re exploring a newer musical medium, that of the laptop! We wanted to find out what exactly groups named PLOrk, or, Benoit and the Mandelbrots could possibly have to offer. The answer surprised us. We discovered improvisation, live coding, and even orchestral collaboration. Listen in to hear the varied and enjoyable timbres these groups have to offer. (WFMT)

Music details

Benoit and the Mandelbrots
Audio examples of the Mandelbrots here.

The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) of Princeton University

The Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) of Virginia Tech
Videos of L2Ork here.

The Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) of Concordia University, Montreal
Excerpt from Creation
Performed by CLOrk, the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Isle; Cristian Gort, conductor


The Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (LOL) of Louisiana State University.
Jargos Table (excerpt) by Van Steifel
InChucK (excerpt) by Stephen David Beck
CliX (excerpt) by Ge Wang

Manchester Metropolitan University Laptop Ensemble (MMUle)
Cut Up Slow Down
William S. Burrows, text; Martin Blaine, director

The EMU Ensemble from the University of Ulm, Germany
Cristine Soeffing, director
Videos of EMU here.

Valentine take 2

11:00 New Music Dreams