[ 1. Juli 2019 ]

DEGEM News – NEWS – How do you organize a work for laptop orchestra

Von: Gil Trythall via Kevin Austin via cec conference
Datum: Wed, 19 Jun 2019
Betreff: [cec-c] How do you organize a work for laptop orchestra

Gil Trythall here, author of the 1973 Principles and Practice of Electronic Music, out of print (and obsolete).

An inquiry:
How do you organize a work for laptop orchestra at the present time? What software?

Are you aware of Earle Brown’s (new music pioneer now deceased) composition for orchestra, Available Forms I? In that work, the conductor reassembles the work in real time from motives in printed parts allotted to individual instruments. The method for doing this is more complex than outlined here, each performance is different.

I conducted this work with the student orchestra at the Nashville Peabody School of Music long ago. maybe 1973. It worked amazingly well!

This organization could be applied to laptop ensembles.

Ableton software with synced timing would work for re-combining motifs, but very expensive – what other software is now used for storing and accessing clips with synced timing?

Would this organization be attractive, useful, worth investigating, already done?

I look forward to responses – especially those outlining present methodology or suggesting new ones for laptop orchestra.


Gil Trythall