Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) Show at Fiske Planetarium Tonight

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Spreading the word – tonight (November 8th, 2017) the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) will be performing at Fiske Planetarium. The show is free and goes from 7:30pm-9pm. Doors at 7pm.

Details on this Facebook invite.

The Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) performs the music of Sun Ra and other “Songs of Space” featuring Fiske’s full dome sonic visualizer “Liquid Sky.” The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and doors open at 7pm.

BLOrk integrates a variety of music technology with live performers and is an ensemble at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Now in it’s 10th year the ensemble is directed by John Gunther and John Drumheller.

The program features composition by visionary bandleader, composer, arranger, artist, and poet Sun Ra. Also featured is the electronic/groove based compositions by BLOrk-member Colin Hill. Songs of Space features incredible planetary visuals, NASA recordings, and scary space creature noises.

Videos

A Rocky Mountain PBS video featuring BLOrk.

I had the honor of performing with BLork in March. Here is a video of my solo piece within the larger performance.


Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO
MarkMosherMusic.com
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Tonight at 7:30pm – Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with Guest Mark Mosher

I’m excited to announce I’ll be performing with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra this evening.

Saturday, Mar 18
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio, Roser ATLAS Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Facebook Event Page

Boldly going where no laptop orchestra has gone before, BLOrk integrates technology with performers in an ensemble setting, providing live interaction between the two. Techie performers equipped with laptops, tablets, smartphones and a variety of control devices, play alongside live vocalists as well as alongside musicians playing acoustic instruments. The ensemble, which is housed at CU Boulder’s Center for Music, Art, and Performance, performs original music as well as seminal works in the history of electronic music.

BLOrk will be joined by special guest Mark Mosher, a sound designer, experimental multimedia artist, and music technologist from Louisville, CO. While performing locally and at events across the country, Mosher has been demystifying synths & inspiring people’s “inner sound designer” for over 10 years though his blog.

Mosher will be providing live interactive visuals for BLOrk using real-time synthesis with live camera input as well as performing a solo musical piece of original Krell-inspired electronic tonalities.

Founded in 2008, BLOrk uses hemispherical speakers which project the sound in a way similar to that of an acoustic instrument, creating a unique sonic experience. The ensemble builds on the research of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk).

Directed by:
John Gunther, associate professor of jazz studies at CU Boulder
John Drumheller, director of music technology at CU Boulder
More info on Mark Mosher at http://MarkMosherMusic.com.

Performance is free and open to the public.