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AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

New Jersey - April 3, 2013

1. Close, student rehearsing with a laptop

2. Close, laptop

3. Wide, students rehearsing

4. Close, laptop

5. SOUNDBITE (English) : Jeff Snyder, co-director Laptop Orchestra : (transcript below)

6. Wide, students making music with a laptop

7. Close, instructor helping a student

8. Close, student using a tablet to create music

9. Close, six-sided-speaker

10. Wide, speakers and musicians

11. Close, students hands on a tablet

12. Wide, rehearsal using both computers and traditional instruments

13. Close, hands playing violin

14. SOUNDBITE (English) : Dan Iglesia, co-director Laptop Orchestra : (transcript below)

15. Wide, violin and tablet making music

16. Close, violin and tablet playing together

17. SOUNDBITE (English) : Hana Shin, Laptop Orchestra member : (transcript below)

18. Close, playing violin with sheet music in the background

19. Wide, students making music with tablets

20. SOUNDBITE (English) : Dafna Naphtali, composer : (transcript below)

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

New Jersey - April 24, 2013

21. Close, students making music with laptops during a performance

22. Wide, fisheye view from GoPro camera of performance

23. Wide, students controlling sounds with joystick controller

24. Wide, students during a performance

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT :

Nat's orchestra practice

THIS MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUSIC TO YOUR EARS, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY AN ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL.

SOUNDBITE (English) : Jeff Snyder, co-director Laptop Orchestra :

" It's definitely not say Mozart meets R2D2 where we're just kind of taking classical music and electronizing it."

Nats practice

USING LAPTOPS, TABLETS, AND SIX SIDED SPEAKERS, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CREATING UNIQUE SOUNDS SINCE 2005.

SOUNDBITE (English) : Dan Iglesia, co-director Laptop Orchestra :

" We all know what in the most general sense what an orchestra sounds like. Because a composer hasn't invented every single instrument in the orchestra whereas here the composer invents every single instrument that's playing."

Nat's practice

SOME MEMBERS OF THE ENSEMBLE ARE MORE COMFORTABLE READING MUSIC THAN WRITING CODE.

SOUNDBITE (English) : Hana Shin, Laptop Orchestra member :

" It makes you look at music in a different way. When I was first involved in it, honestly I thought this was like the weirdest thing. This was completely different from music as I knew it before. "

THE LINES BETWEEN PERFORMER, COMPOSER, AND PROGRAMMER PRACTICALLY DISAPPEAR.

SOUNDBITE (English) : Dafna Naphtali, composer :

"Sometimes I start out with a musical idea and then I go program it. Sometimes I play at my computer and say what would happen if I make this and do this. What would happen if I bop my head and use that to control this other thing."

Nat's performance

SOUNDBITE (English) : Danny Ryan, senior, computer science major :

" We're making some weird stuff, and it's fun."

THE SEMESTER ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE WITH AN ORIGINAL CONCERT PERFORMED BY THE STUDENTS.

Nat's performance

SIG-OUT: JOSEPH FREDERICK, ASSOCIATED PRESS