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James Van Leuven

County: King County




Grants for Artist Projects 2006
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James Van Leuven received 2006 GAP Award funding 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, his “Laptop Orchestra Project”, will create the first laptop orchestra.  Built up into sections and chairs like a traditional orchestra, His 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 for more information about the project.

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