GTlork | GaTECH Laptop Ensemble & New Music Ensemble
The Goat Farm Arts Center presents a performance by the Georgia Tech Laptop Orchestra & New Music Ensemble
• Performance controlled by facial expressions
• Puzzle Solvers
• Sharing of building block genes
• Famous video game themes
Most Notable Works
Jason Freeman, MTRX
John Gibson, Windfarm
Title: "Symbolic Dimensions"
Members: Cameron Summers, Robert Basilio, Govinda Pingali, Menwei Gu
Description: "Symbolic Dimensions rethinks the interpretation of traditional musical notation and uses real-time creation and manipulation of notation to discover a unique collaboration between computer algorithms, live instrumentalists, and laptop musicians. A projection of this interaction is visible to the audience engaging multiple senses of the listener and providing insight into the underlying structure of the sounds."
Title: "Ekta" (pronounced ache-ta). It means unity in Hindi.
Members: Deepak Gopinath, Ying-Shu Kuo, Anand MAHADEVAN, Yujia Yan, Shaoduo Xie
Description - " .... Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. You are all stardust"
Title: Treasure Islands
Members: TAKAHIKO TSUCHIYA, Aditya JOGLEKAR, Annie Zhang, Chris Ernst
Description: Treasure Islands is an interactive platform which facilitates collaboration between laptop players and instrumentalists to create music while winning a game. Working together, the players explore familiar lands and remember famous video game themes.
Members: Chih-Wei, Xinyuan Lai, Aneesh VARTAKAVI, Brad Short
Description: Genequencer is a piece that allows acoustic and laptop musicians to collaboratively create music by borrowing and sharing building blocks, or 'genes'. It also provides a platform for users to interact with a Genetic Algorithm to create an evolving composition with unexpected, yet familiar motifs. The Genequencer team collaborated with video artist Alessandra Hoshor to compose new original animations that will be manipulated by the live audio performance.
Title: Impossible Mission
Members: JUAN MARTINEZ-NIETO, Shuo Liu, IMANKALYAN MUKHERJEE, Cian O’Brien
Description: A piece written for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Euphonium, 3 laptop musicians and 3 puzzle solvers. The music tells a story of solving a jig-saw puzzle that eventually unfolds the score for the musicians to play.
Title – Fusiform
Members: Chris Howe, Raja Raman, Ziwen Fan, Xinquan Zhou
Description: A performance controlled by facial expressions, wherein laptop performers affect the acoustic musicians signal with various effects via web cam control.
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The Goat Farm AIP (Arts Investment Package)
Believing the arts to be an economic driver for Atlanta, the Goat Farm Arts Center provides its performance and exhibition halls through a curatorial process. Once selected the Goat Farm invests in and works with the artists and/or performance groups to actualize the concept.
All Goat Farm Recipients receive its AIP (Arts Investment Package) which includes financial assistance, direct funding, production assistance, marketing assistance and rehearsal / performance / exhibition / classroom space.
The Goat Farm AIP vehicle invests over $150,000 annually in arts funding, financial assistance and in-kind contributions.
Goat Farm Production:
Mark DiNatale: Director of Operations/Programming
Mercer West: Director of Projects
Danny Davis: Technical Director
Tian Justman: Director of Aesthetics
Justin Newton: Videographer
Jessica Gonzalez: Design & Digital
Bang! Arts: Public Relations
Sean Haley: Special Projects Team
Dave Sturgis: Special Projects Team
Bias Hadley: Special Projects Team
John Dinatale: Special Projects Team
Mike Stasny: Special Projects Team
Andrew Tate: Special Projects Team
James Pruitt: Special Projects Team
Eric Prather: Special Projects Team