Open Call: Ball State Laptop and Electronic Ensemble (BStLEE)

Do you want to make music…



with laptops, computers, synthesizers (analog or digital), drum machines, toys, human computer interfaces, video game controllers, iPads/iPhones/Andriods (phones or robots), even your old flip phones?

Do you like Merzbow, Eno, Zorn, Ornette Coleman, Richard Devine, Kraftwerk, John Cage, Meredith Monk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Björk, Amon Tobin (or anyone making music with synths and/or computers)?

Come find your home with BStLEE.

Sign up for MUSP 436/136 (1 or 0 credit), section 2.

We need composers, performers, live sound engineers, and people to do promotional work. We’ll play on campus, off campus, in concert halls and clubs – wherever you want to play, and wherever people will let us play. Students will write works for the ensemble, we will experiment with adapting works and improvisations, and we will remix anything we want. We’ll team up with the New Music Ensemble for works with acoustic instruments.

BStLEE will be entrepreneurial, and driven by the students. I’ll be there for guidance, encouragement, and herding when you start to act like kittens. I’ll find all the odd instruments we have hidden away in closets, basements, and nooks. You’ll be responsible for the heavy lifting, both physical and mental.

Let’s take advantage of the fact that I have some newly found teaching time and make some cool noises next semester.


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