Redefining the Future of Ensemble Performance (Female Laptop Orchestra – how they use technology to create collaborative music)
Nela Brown – creative director of FLO
18:00 – Presentation starts
19:00 Approx. finish
FLO ensemble, established in 2014 by Nela Brown, connects female musicians, composers, sound artists, dancers, visual artists, engineers and scientists globally, through co-located and distributed collaborative music creation. Each FLO performance is site-specific and performer-dependant, mixing location-based field recordings, live coding, acoustic instruments, voice, sound synthesis, real-time sound processing using Web Audio API’s and VR environments with audio streams arriving from different global locations (via the internet and mobile networks). From stereo to immersive 3D audio (and everything in between), FLO is pushing the boundaries of technology and experimentation within the context of ensemble improvisation and telematic collaboration. More info about FLO can be found at:
Nela Brown, Creative Director of FLO, will talk about different platforms, software and hardware for rehearsing and performing music online and how the issues associated with network performance (latency, real-time monitoring etc.) can be resolved and/or utilised as part of the performance. She will present some examples of previous FLO performances, talk about the opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration and artistic experimentation afforded by the use of the network, and the challenges of streaming performances to globally distributed audiences.