Research

Female Laptop Orchestra Research Output

As musicians and artists, in the context of FLO, we are interested in exploring new collaborative music-making frameworks and systems, designing new ways of composing and performing using traditional instruments, hardware and software, and finding new ways of connecting with female performers and audiences from different musical backgrounds, cultures and continents 🙂

Research output: Non-textual form › Online Performance 

  • Schroeder, F, Meireles, M, Brown, N, Alarcón, X, Mannone, M, Papadomanolaki, M, Stolfi, A, and Xambó, A, Absurdity: A distributed performance using LiveSHOUT (concept by Franziska Schroeder and Matilde Meireles), 2020, In: Physically Distant 2: Online Talks on Telematic Performance, the Gesture Embodiment and Machines in Music, GEMM))), Luleå University of Technology, School of Music in Piteå, Sweden, 28 July 2020, Online Performance.

Research output: Non-textual form › Performance 

  • Brown, N, Hoel, A.M, Pase, T, Bravo, A, Chudy, M, Papadomanolaki, M, Wilkie, S & Stolfi, A, Transmusicking III: A telematic multi-channel audio-visual performance, 2019, Rarefacció, Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, 12 July 2019, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Chudy, M, Hewitt, D, Stolfi, A, Hoel, A.D, Penezić, R, Esih, M, Klarić Mimica, D, Ljubičić, L, Novak, M, Tomioka, F & Kawashita, A, FLO & Friends: City Jam – Zagreb: A telematic multi-channel audio-visual performance collaboration between Female Laptop Orchestra (FLO) and Zagreb Flute Ensemble (ZAF), 2019, Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 21 June 2019, Performance.
  • Mills, R, Brown, N, Chilan, M. S, Hewitt, D, Chris Vine, C, Deuter, H, Wilkie, S & Ikkache, L, EO + FLO: Live at Halfback Books & Records: A telematic performance collaboration between Ethernet Orchestra (EO) and Female Laptop Orchestra (FLO), 2019, Dee Why, Sydney, Australia, 6 June 2019, Performance. 
  • Brown, N, Wilkie, S, Hewitt, D, Mannone, M, Langley, S, Tomioka, F & Kawashita, A, FLO & Friends: City Jam – Melbourne: A telematic audio-visual performance, 2019, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Australia, 1 June 2019, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Wilkie, S, Hewitt, D,  Stolfi, A, Frencham, M, Supski, K & ReVerse Butcher, Where Yarra Meets Darebin: A telematic multi-channel audio-visual performance, 2019, Macgeorge House Sessions, Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Australia, 26 May 2019, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Wilkie, S, Esih, M, Klarić Mimica, D, Lidija Ljubičić, L, Novak, M, Tomioka, F, Bravo, A, Mannone, M, Supski, K & ReVerse Butcher, Happy B’Day May: An audio-visual performance, 2019, Macgeorge House Sessions, Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Australia, 5 May 2019, Performance. 
  • Brown, N, Chudy, M, Pase, T, Hoel, A.M, Schroeder, F, Dobson, L, Xambó, A, Ikkache, L, Wilkie, S & Stolfi, A, Transmusicking II: A telematic multi-channel immersive performance collaboration between Female Laptop Orchestra (FLO) and Women in Music Technology (WiMT), 2018, Sonic Laboratory, SARC, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland,  22 November 2018, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Chudy, M, Papadomanolaki, M, Wilkie, S, Pase, T, Stolfi, A, Schroeder, F, Xambó A, Ikkache, L, Freeman, J, Ganesh, S, Kerure, A, Narang, J & Tsuchiya, T, Transmusicking I: A telematic performance collaboration between Female Laptop Orchestra (FLO) and Women in Music Technology (WiMT) with audience participation, 2017, In: Audio Mostly 2017, Oxford House Theatre, London, UK, 25 August 2017. Performance.
  • Brown, N, Chudy, M, Zagreb Flute Ensemble, Mastikosa, D & Kavić, A, Sutra: An audio-visual performance collaboration between Female Laptop Orchestra (FLO) and Zagreb Flute Ensemble (ZAF), 2016, ORIS House of Architecture, Zagreb, Croatia, 18 December 2016, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Chudy, M, Papadomanolaki, M & Alarcón, X & Smith, S, In Transglasphōnē at ALL2016: A telematic multi-channel performance with audience participation, 2016, ALL2016, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 15 October 2016, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Chudy, M, Papadomanolaki, M, Alarcón, X, Barthet, M & Deacon, T, In Transglasphōnē: A telematic multi-channel performance with audience participation, 2016, In: The 12th International Symposium of Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research: Bridging People and Sound (CMMR 2016), São Paulo, Brazil. 05-08 July 2016, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Knotts, S, Chudy, M, Mahtani, A, Armitage, J, Bautista, L, Figueroa, L, Cardenas, A & Pickett, J, Female Laptop Orchestra at PQ2015: A telematic multi-channel performance, 2015, Sound Kitchen at Prague Quadrennial 2015, Prague, Czech Republic, 24 June 2015, Performance.
  • Brown, N, Knotts, S, Chudy, M, Armitage, J, Bautista, L, Figueroa, L, Pickett, J & Young, A, Female Laptop Orchestra at Klang 2015: A telematic multi-channel performance, 2015, Klang Festival, Durham University, Durham, UK, 5 June 2015, Performance.

Research output: Non-textual form › Recorded/ Rendered Performance 

  • Brown, N, Chudy, M, Papadomanolaki, M & Alarcón, X, In Transglasphōnē at Radiophrenia 2016: A live broadcast of the recorded performance of In Transglasphōnē at CMMR2016, 2016, Radiophrenia 87.9FM, 29 August-11 September 2016, Recorded/ Rendered Performance.

Female Laptop Orchestra members’ individual research output

As individual researchers, working at the intersection of music, art, computer science and engineering, we also present our work at conferences and symposiums and publish it as part of journals and book chapters.

Check out what some of the FLO folks have been up below!

Magdalena Chudy’s research has been focused on player-dependent aspects of musical timbre, with a particular interest in exploring the relationship between instrumental gesture, tone quality and perception in classical cello performance.

  • Chudy, M. (2016) Discriminating music performers by timbre: On the relation between instrumental gesture, tone quality and perception in classical cello performance. PhD thesis, Centre for Digital Music, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Published online 5 Jan 2017. [pdf]

Anna Xambó’s research focuses on interactive real-time systems for music looking at live coding and generative computer music, collaborative and participatory interfaces, and real-time MIR. She has a special interest in improving the underrepresentation of women in music technology.

  • Xambó, A. (2018) “Who Are the Women Authors in NIME? – Improving Gender Balance in NIME Research”. In Proceedings of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME ’18). Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. pp. 174-177. [pdf]