LOUi: the Step Sequencer Concert!

Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:30p in Stark Opera Studio

Jean-François Charles, musical director

This Spring 2021, the musicians in the Laptop Orchestra at the University of Iowa developed skills related to Step Sequencers. They were introduced to the topic by Gregory Taylor, author of the book “Step by Step: Adventures in Sequencing with Max/MSP.” Welcome to the climax of the semester: this concert, which features the creation of new compositions around the concept of step sequencing.


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Composition No. 221

Anthony Braxton

Will Yager, double bass & live electronics


Il mostro mostra

Gregory Evans

Gregory Evans, laptop computer



Maxwell Denney

Maxwell Denney, cassette players & electronics



Anshuman Sahu

Live electronics


Self-organizing matter

Trinton Prater

Trinton Prater, found objects & live electronics


Hip-Hop and Chainmail

Matt Mason

Lex Letourneau, flute

Step sequencers: Maxwell Denney, Gregory Evans, Matt Mason & Trinton Prater