13 is a game of prime numbers and primal instincts pitting timbre against rhythm. Driven by conductor's oversight over an array of performer-specific and ensemble-wide parameters, a networked ensemble acts as one large meta-tracker where each individual performer contributes its own gesture-driven motives or tracks. The ensuing meta-tracker texture is superimposed against improvised acoustic percussion in a search of a meaningful discourse and ultimately musical synergy.
Composer: Ivica Ico Bukvic (1976-)
=== About the performers:
L2Ork Founded by Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic in May 2009, is part of the latest interdisciplinary initiative by the Virginia Tech Music Department's Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS). As an emerging contemporary intermedia ensemble with a uniquely open design, L2Ork thrives upon the quintessential form of collaboration found in the western classical orchestra and its cross-pollination with increasingly accessible human-computer interaction technologies for the purpose of exploring expressive power of gesture, communal interaction, discipline-agnostic environment, and the multidimensionality of arts.
Members: Ivica Ico Bukvic (Director), John Elder, Hillary Guilliams, Bennett Layman, David Mudre, Steven Querry, Philip Seward, Andrew Street, Elizabeth Ullrich and Adam Wirdzek
=== Recorded at:
11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.