Virginia Tech’s Linux Laptop Orchestra Puts a New Twist on Orchestral Music


The Linux Laptop Orchestra doesn’t need instruments to make music.

“It’s basically my crazy idea,” said Ivica Ico Bukvic, a professor at Virginia Tech and the founder of Linux Laptop Orchestra, or L²Ork, a group that makes music with computers and motion-sensing remotes. Hosted by the Design | Cultures + Creativity and Honors Humanities living-learning programs and the architecture school, L²Ork will bring its digital art to this university through a performance, lecture and design workshop.

Bukvic and L²Ork have fostered musical progress since 2009. Using relatively cheap but innovative tools, the group built the world’s first Linux-based laptop orchestra. 

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