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Web Audio Conference (WAC 2024) Workshop: Terry Rileys 'In C' for Mobile Ensemble

17 March 2024 @ 02:45pm Purdue University Department of Music

This workshop presents a mobile-friendly Web Audio application for a “technology ensemble play-along” of Terry Riley’s 1964 composition In C. (lute.luc.edu/InC) Attendees will participate using web-enabled devices as musical instruments. We hope to demonstrate an accessible music technology experience that relies on face-to-face interaction within a shared space. In this all-electronic implementation, no special musical or technical expertise is required. We will use our latest web-app version of In C: https://lute.luc.edu/InC as described in Terry Riley’s “In C” for Mobile Ensemble Play-Along Participants: All sound for this performance is generated from web-enabled devices provided by participants. Bring a laptop, tablet, or smart phone. If possible, please also bring multimedia speakers (Bluetooth is OK - we synchronize our metronomes by ear!).

'In C' Laptop Orchestra Play-Along at Thirsty Ears Festival

10 August 2019 @ 02:00pm All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL

Bring a laptop and join in with members of LUTE in a community reading of Terry Riley’s IN C. This year we are part of the Thirsty Ears Festival, a street festival of classical music hosted by ACM (Access Contemporary Music). We will begin at 2pm with a brief introduction and orientation. Once we get everyone set up and making sound, we will begin our performance. A typical run lasts around 45-60 minutes. Download a copy of our app (Mac/Win) in advance or just show up and we will make sure your laptop is all set up to play along. If possible, please also bring multimedia speakers. Speakers must be wired from you laptop’s headphone jack (no Bluetooth, sorry)

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What is LUTE?

We are a performing ensemble using computer technology to create new musical experiences. We combine research, compoition, and performance in an interdisciplinary and collaborative setting. A significant area of focus for LUTE is outreach, accessibility, and inclusive music-making in shared spaces.

LUTE will be, as of fall 2024, an official ensemble for credit at LUC, offered jointly by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department Computer Science under MUSC/COMP 112.

Our Tech

We design our own interactive apps for musical performance in an ensemble or play-along environment. So far, most of this development has been devoted to a play-along version of Terry Riley's In C (1964). New projects are emerging in our labs that leverage the user-friendly platform we have created for new musical experiences. We are most interested in developing systems for improvisation, group composition, "game-ified" music, and adaptive systems for maximum accessibility. Find our work on GitHub at https://github.com/loyola-university-tech-ensemble

All of our software projects are available here.

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