ANU Laptop Ensemble (LENS)
LENS Semester 1, 2020
LENS is running in Semester 1, 2020 as a course in computer music making and laptop performance and (likely) as a School of Music Ensemble. It is open to students in music, art, computer science, and elsewhere around the ANU. Check out the info below and get in touch with with Charles Martin, Alec Hunter, or Ben Swift to join up!
Do you want to make music with your computer? Do you want create new kinds of musical instruments? Do you want to be a part of a laptop band? This is the course for you!
In this course, you’ll learn fundamental skills of music computing, such as digital synthesis, algorithmic composition, and musical interface design through a series of workshops. You’ll put these skills to use creating a computer musical instrument, composition, or interactive media work to present in concert at the end of the course.
This course is open to students in computer science, music, art, and elsewhere at ANU. You should have a strong interest in making music using computers, willingness to learn new approaches to music and computer programming, and be able to commit to weekly classes and rehearsals and a concert at the end of the semester.
- Course Outline, Dates, and Deliverables
- Tools, tips and resources
- Discussion and planning? All on C/C/C’s Slack, email Charles to get on it.
The laptop is a legit musical/visual instrument, and the ANU Laptop Ensemble (LENS - est. 2018) exists to explore different ways to use this instrument in a group performance.
Laptop Ensemble links:
You can see more vids of the ensemble at work on their YouTube channel.
To keep up-to-date about upcoming gigs, check the news page.