What is PLOrk? It stands for Princeton Laptop Orchestra. Sounds goofy right? That because it is. It’s also a really cool idea with a ton of potential.
A professor at Princeton wrote a custom programming language for laptops specifically to interact with custom made speakers with 5 or 6 channels of sound. Watch the video below for a brief overlook on what PLOrk is all about.
Here is a slightly more in depth look at the orchestra and its inner workings.
So, is this going to be the next generation of large ensemble musical performance? Will we start seeing laptop orchestras popping up around the world or is it just a novel idea that is going to fizzle out?