In LOLC, the musicians in the laptop orchestra use a textual performance interface, developed specifically for this piece, to create and share rhythmic motives based on a collection of recorded sounds. The environment encourages musicians to share their code with each other, developing an improvisational conversation over time as material is looped, borrowed, and transformed. LOLC was originally created by Akito van Troyer and Jason Freeman and is in active development at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology by Jason Freeman, Andrew Colella, Sang Won Lee and Shannon Yao. LOLC is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a larger research project on musical improvisation in performance and education (NSF CreativeIT#0855758).
=== About the performers:
Aaron Albin, Andrew Colella, Sertan Sentürk and Sang Won Lee are current degree candidates or alumni from the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. All are focused on exploring new methods of musical interactivity through projects that involve current technology such as the Kinect, swarm robots, creative video games, and current MIR techniques.
=== Recorded at:
11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.