The Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk), which is the ensemble-in-residence at the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance, used traditional acoustic instruments, iPads, laptops, SuperCollider software, hemispherical speakers and a gesture-controlled computer (at right) in a unique multimedia performance March 2, 2013, in the ATLAS Black Box.
One of the pieces, entitled "Gestures," involved three students manipulating sound by moving their hands, which were tracked by 3-D cameras. Computer science Ph.D. student Charles Dietrich collaborated with BLOrk for the performance. In the above photo, students perform along with synthesized sounds based on data emitted by the sun in a piece entitled "Sounds of the Sun," produced with Chris Chronopoulos of CU astrophysics.
- More photos on the ATLAS Flickr page.
- An article about the performance in the ATLAS blog.
- An article about BLOrk from CU Communications.
- View a video excerpt: http://youtu.be/_fgU8HgHsqw.