Take note: the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, a k a PLOrk,  is performing at Richardson Auditorium this Saturday.

How exactly does one go about making an orchestra out of laptops? “That’s a question we try to answer with every piece of ours,” Rebecca Fiebrink, the current co-director of PLOrk and an assistant professor of computer science, tells the Daily Princetonian.

“It might be analogous to a conventional instrument in that every time the student makes a physical gesture a sound is triggered, and the way that person makes the gesture changes the nature of the sound, such as key strokes and mouse clicks, and for a lot of pieces we use the motion sensor that’s built into the laptop.”

Get your tickets (only ten bucks!) here and read the full Prince piece here.

Photo by Lorene Lavora.

css.php