HELO The Laptop Ensemble As An Incubator For Individual Laptop Performance

Presented at International Computer Music Conference 2010

Presented by Scott Hewitt and Graham Booth


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In this paper we seek to outline the methodology and philosophy of the Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra (HELO). Placing the ensemble in context of similar work, we discuss the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) laptop instrument design paradigm, and the incubatory benefits that arise from participant-centred approach to ensemble rehearsal and performance.

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