This is the LENS: ANU Laptop Ensemble course website. The course last ran in Semester 1 2020 and is now all finished for the year—congrats to the LENS’20 cohort for their fantastic work during a pretty topsy-turvy semester.

There will be an encore streaming of the final LENS concert at 8pm on Saturday July 4 as part of the 2020 Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC’20). If you’re attending ACMC’20 and you’ve landed on this website, then welcome—feel free to look around. If you’re a current (or future) ANU student then you’ll be able to take this course when it runs again in 2021.


LENS final gig livestream: 8pm June 12

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ANU Laptop Ensemble, Semester 1 2020

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, including digital synthesis, algorithmic composition, and musical interface design. 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, a willingness to learn new approaches to music and computer programming, and be must be able to attend the weekly workshop session perform at the end-of-semester LENS concert.

If you’ve got any questions, the course FAQ might answer them for you.

Updated:    03 Jul 2020 / Responsible Officer:    Head of School / Page Contact:    Ben Swift / License:    CC BY-NC-SA 4.0