HELO The Laptop Ensemble As An Incubator For Individual Laptop Performance

International Computer Music Conference 2010

Scott Hewitt and Graham Booth


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.