This piece came out of two ideas. The first idea was to create a work where any motion a performer made, even minor motions like blinking an eye, would create a sonic result. The second idea was to try to do a very literal translation between image and sound – scanning through an array of image pixels and treating the brightness values as points to build an audio waveform. My experiments with putting these concepts into practice led down a very curvy path, but eventually to this piece.
PLOrk: The Princeton Laptop Orchestra
April 18, 2016
Jeff Snyder – co-director
Jason Treuting – co-director
Mike Mulshine – assistant director