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= Assignment #1: Analysis of *LOrk pieces  =
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This assignment is designed to help you get to know various laptop orchestra pieces, and to begin evaluating their designs and executions more critically.
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Due date: April 9 (Tue) 23:59
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Submission method: email to the teaching staff: {jieun5, spencer, kwerner} @ ccrma
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== Instructions ==
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Write a brief analysis/review of 2 different *LOrk pieces, and 1 non-*LOrk piece of electronic music.
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* Examples of *LOrk ensembles beyond the Stanford Laptop Orchestra can be found here: http://wiki.cs.princeton.edu/index.php?title=PLOrk&oldid=11599#Other_Laptop_.22Orchestras.22
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* Examples of non-*Lork electronic music can be anything from pop, or fixed media EA, or dance music that you may be familiar with.
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You may find, view, and listen to examples from the web, such as YouTube or http://slork.stanford.edu/listen/2009/slorktastic/. Remeber to keep in mind, however, that most of the audio and video recordings cannot fully convey the spatialized sonic experience that the pieces realize.
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For each of the three pieces, consider the following questions in your analysis:
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1. In terms of the quality of the acoustic/ musical output, what do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of this piece?
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2. How does technology (e.g. digital audio processing, and the use of laptops as interfaces) amplify or hinder the artistic experience?
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Additionally, briefly discuss what you think differentiates *Lork ensembles from other electronic music. (There isn't necessarily a correct answer, so try to be honest.)
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== Specification ==
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* Your write-up should be about 1-2 pages in length, in PDF or DOC format
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* Write-up should be emailed to the teaching staff as an attachment
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* Please include "SLOrk Assignment 1" in the email subject.
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* We'll also be discussing these in class on April 10.

Revision as of 14:50, 30 March 2013

Assignment #1: Analysis of *LOrk pieces

This assignment is designed to help you get to know various laptop orchestra pieces, and to begin evaluating their designs and executions more critically.

Due date: April 9 (Tue) 23:59 Submission method: email to the teaching staff: {jieun5, spencer, kwerner} @ ccrma

Instructions

Write a brief analysis/review of 2 different *LOrk pieces, and 1 non-*LOrk piece of electronic music.

  • Examples of non-*Lork electronic music can be anything from pop, or fixed media EA, or dance music that you may be familiar with.

You may find, view, and listen to examples from the web, such as YouTube or http://slork.stanford.edu/listen/2009/slorktastic/. Remeber to keep in mind, however, that most of the audio and video recordings cannot fully convey the spatialized sonic experience that the pieces realize.

For each of the three pieces, consider the following questions in your analysis:

1. In terms of the quality of the acoustic/ musical output, what do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of this piece? 2. How does technology (e.g. digital audio processing, and the use of laptops as interfaces) amplify or hinder the artistic experience?

Additionally, briefly discuss what you think differentiates *Lork ensembles from other electronic music. (There isn't necessarily a correct answer, so try to be honest.)

Specification

  • Your write-up should be about 1-2 pages in length, in PDF or DOC format
  • Write-up should be emailed to the teaching staff as an attachment
  • Please include "SLOrk Assignment 1" in the email subject.
  • We'll also be discussing these in class on April 10.
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