CliX (2006) for laptop orchestra
by Ge Wang (gewang.com/)
performed by Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)
Chancellor Green Rotunda @ Princeton University, May 2006.
In this piece, human operators type to make sounds, while their machines synthesize, synchronize, and spatialize the audio. Every key on the computer keyboard (upper/lower-case letters, numbers, symbols) is mapped to a distinct pitch (using the key's ASCII representation) and when pressed, emits a clicking sound that is synchronized in time to a common pulse. A (human) conductor
coordinates frequency range, texture, movement, and timing.