Dan Trueman will present a Music Research Seminar entitled, 'Fiddles, Laptops, and Laptop Orchestras' on Thursday 21st April, 4-5pm in MR055
Prof Trueman will share some of my work with fiddles,laptops, and laptop orchestras (the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, or PLOrk) overthe last few years, considering a range of challenges, from performance,composition, programming, physicality, instrument design and acoustics.
Dan Trueman is a composer and performer, primarily with theNorwegian Hardanger fiddle and the laptop, sometimes together, sometimes not.His ensembles include QQQ, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk, which heco-founded and directs), Trollstilt, and interface. He has performed his musicwith numerous other ensembles, including So Percussion, the Brentano andDaedelus string quartets, and the American Composers Orchestra. As a fiddler,he has performed at folk festivals across the US and in Norway, and he teachestraditional Norwegian fiddle music. Upcoming projects include a piece for theCrash Ensemble, a record with Old Time fiddler extraordinaire Brittany Haas, arecord of neither Anvil nor Pulleywith So Percussion, and a collaborative project with Irish fiddler Caoimhín ÓRaghallaigh. Dan has received grants from the Guggenheim and MacArthurFoundations, among others, and he also teaches composition at PrincetonUniversity. His music is published by Good Child Music.