Well, maybe you don't. But it seems that over the last few months many other music departments have taken an interest in starting a laptop orchestra. We have found ourselves inundated with requests to help folks start their own ensembles. Dan recently traveled to Oslo Norway to help start the Oslo Laptop Orchestra (OLO), and I was recently in Boulder Colorado, helping the music department start the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk).
In the spirit of free academic exchange, we've begun putting some web resources up to assist others who may be interested in starting their own ensembles, or are just curious about the approach we have taken. Our laptop orchestra wiki can be viewed here:
And as a followup to last week's post about our speaker factory, I have posted a DIY (do-it-yourself) guide to building the "Delorean" hemispherical speakers:
And here is a historical overview of hemispherical speaker development at Princeton:
These are all still works-in-progress, as is everything PLOrkean.