The MIT Laptop Ensemble
Thursday, November 21st, 8pm
Indigenous to the Net: A Concert of Collaborative Electronic Music
The MIT Laptop Ensemble: Jerry Zhang, Josh Verdejo, Nikhil Singh, Christopher Lock, Yueyang Richard Fan, Ian Clester
Director: Ian Hattwick
Join us for the musical culmination of the MIT Laptop Ensemble’s first semester! As part of our journey into how the ensemble can embody MIT’s ethos of mens et manus, we will perform works created and adapted by the members of the MLE. Highlights will include transmogrified piano, an electronic drum circle, immersive synthesizer landscapes, distributed sound recording, and computer vision granulations.
About the MIT Laptop Ensemble:
The MIT Laptop Ensemble (MLE) is a living laboratory examining how new digital technologies are shaping musical performance. Using laptop computers as our /primary/ canvas, we look into how our digital lives suggest new opportunities for musical collaboration and exploration. Musically omnivorous, MLE can sound like electronic Debussy, Romulan synthpop, a luminous treefrog city, or anything in-between. Using new digital musical instruments and unorthodox performance techniques, an MLE concert provides a window into the future of live music.