Music and Macs have been a huge part of my life, but I’ve never used them together like this. Those close to Stanford University can celebrate the integration of the two by seeing the final show of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra’s 2009-2010 season.
In a practice room on the Stanford campus last week, an ensemble of more than a dozen performing musicians gathered to rehearse for an upcoming chamber concert of student work. One young composer after another stepped to the front of the room, distributed scores, and started cueing entrances and ironing out details of coordination.Just another day in the chamber-music world, except for one key detail: Every musician in this ensemble was playing the same instrument – a MacBook.
Stanford Laptop Orchestra makes music with Macs [San Francisco Chronicle]