About FLO

Female Laptop Orchestra (FLO) is a music research project bringing together an eclectic group of female musicians, engineers, composers, sound artists and computer scientists to explore the following aspects of collaborative music making:

  • Techniques used in composition and improvisation
  • Remote performance
  • Social organization of laptop orchestras and ensembles
  • Mixing digital and electroacoustic music sources in composition and improvisation
  • Scores and notation for laptop orchestras
  • Teaching and pedagogical strategies
  • Software environments & network management
  • Hardware set-ups
  • History and aesthetic theory of laptop ensembles and orchestras (LEO’s)
  • Gender dimension in digital music making

FLO was established in August 2014 by Nela Brown, a musician with a background in engineering, sonic arts and computer science.