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About the Artist

James Van Leuven (Seattle) received a 2006 GAP for software, research and development related to his interactive and collaborative music practice. Experimenting with transforming a laptop computer into a playable instrument that easily improvised with, Van Leuven “Laptop Orchestra Project”, will create the first laptop orchestra.  Built up into sections and chairs like a traditional orchestra, Van Leuven’s project will include eight instruments in the percussion section (covers all tone-less rhythmic sounds), four instruments in the high-range section (tones 2000hz-20000hz), four instruments in the midrange section (tones 500hz–2000hz), four instruments in the bass section (tones 20hz–500hz).  Visit the website www.laptoporchestra.com for more information about the project.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.