Published: March 15, 2017
BLOrk performance

On Saturday, March 18, the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) will give a free performance at the ATLAS Institute's Black Box Experimental Studio.

Boldly going where no laptop orchestra has gone before, BLOrk integrates technology with performers in an ensemble setting, providing live interaction between the two. Techie performers equipped with laptops, tablets, smartphones and a variety of control devices play alongside live vocalists and musicians playing acoustic instruments.

If you go
Who: Open to the public
What: BLOrk concert with Mark Mosher
When: Saturday, March 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: ATLAS Center, Black Box Theatre

The ensemble, which is housed in the ATLAS Institute's Center for Media, Arts and Performance, performs original music as well as seminal works in the history of electronic music. 

The upcoming performance will feature special guest Mark Mosher, a sound designer, experimental multimedia artist and music technologist from Louisville, Colorado, who founded The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup

Mosher will be providing live interactive visuals for BLOrk using real-time synthesis with live-camera input, as well as performing a solo musical piece of original Krell-inspired electronic tonalities.

Founded in 2008, BLOrk uses hemispherical speakers that project the sound in a way similar to that of an acoustic instrument, creating a unique sonic experience. The ensemble builds on the research of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk). 

For more information, visit the ATLAS website.