Search for Life • 探索生命 (2014)
by John Granzow and Zhengshan Shi

Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk)
SLOrk in Beijing, Stanford Center
Peking University, July 2014

score (pdf) | source code (zip, ChucK)

Program Notes
Mundane objects are brought to the sonified rotating table. We play to awaken them, extending their voices through audio transformations via the ChucK programming language. Samples are processed by the central duet. These near field sounds are in contrast to the surrounding laptop orchestra that samples the same sounds, now diffuse with the room’s reverb. An improvisation unfolds seeking lively morphologies in the noise.

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