[ 7. September 2011 ]

CALL – Symposium for Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO)

Von: Stephen David Beck
Datum: 6. September 2011 15:08:23 MESZ
Betreff: Call for Proposals – Symposium for Laptop Ensembles and
Orchestras (SLEO)

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The Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University
is announcing a Call for Proposals for the first-ever Symposium for
Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO), to be held in Baton Rouge, LA,
USA from 15-17 April 2012 on the campus of Louisiana State University.

SLEO will gather current and future practitioners for a workshop and
symposium exclusively dedicated to the topic of laptop ensembles and
orchestras. The symposium will address the use of all types of mobile
devices, including laptops, tablets, phones and other handheld
devices, along with other relevant hardware and software for live
group performances.

SLEO will feature workshops, paper and panel presentations, and
performances with the goal of making it an important venue for anyone
interested in music composition, performance and education using
laptop and mobile devices.

SPECIAL EVENTS: The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Ge
Wang, director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra and co-founder of
Smule, along with performances by the Mobile Performance Group
(Stetson University), Sideband (Princeton University) and the Laptop
Orchestra of Louisiana (LSU).

We encourage proposals for the following types of presentations:

workshops (2 or 4 hours in length)
papers (15 mins presentations)
panel discussions (30 – 60 minutes)
posters & demonstrations
music compositions for LEOs (Laptop/Mobile Ensemble/Orchestras)
SLEO video archive

Suggested topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:

Best practices in composition, rehearsal, performance
Techniques used in composing for LEOs
Software & network management
History & aesthetic theory of LEOs
Teaching & pedagogical strategies
Hardware (audio, interface, computers, loudspeakers)
Software environments & frameworks
Composers’ perspectives on their own music compositions

For more information and instructions for submissions, please refer to
the SLEO 2012 website, http://sleo2012.cct.lsu.edu/. The deadline for
submission abstracts is November 1, 2011.

Stephen David Beck, Ph.D.
Derryl and Helen Haymon Professor of Music
Director, AVATAR Initiative in Digital Media
Center for Computation & Technology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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