CliX (2006)
by Ge Wang

Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)
PLOrk in the Round, Chacellor Green Rotunda
Princeton University, May 2006

code (ChucK) | recording (mp3)

Program Notes
In this piece, human operators type to make sounds, while their machines synthesize, synchronize, and spatialize the audio. Every key on the computer keyboard (upper/lower-case letters, numbers, symbols) is mapped to a distinct pitch (using the key's ASCII representation) and when pressed, emits a clicking sound that is synchronized in time to a common pulse. A (human) conductor coordinates frequency range, texture, movement, and timing.

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