ANN: First official public release of L2Ork Tweeter is now available for download
Fellow computer music enthusiasts,
Please pardon the x-posting:
On behalf of the Virginia Tech Linux Laptop Orchestra, I am
pleased to announce the first official public release of the L2Ork
What is L2Ork Tweeter?
L2Ork Tweeter is a free and open source program inspired by the
unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that has required a vast majority
of the human population to practice prolonged social distancing.
It is designed to bring communities together by empowering users
around the world to engage in collaborative music making even over
slow internet connections. It also facilitates the exploration of
audio synthesis and the rich variety of sounds one can generate
using the frequency modulation algorithm. It supports up to ten
concurrent performers and as many additional guests or audience
members as the server bandwidth allows who can observe a
performance live over the internet. Each user is given an
instrument with a tracker that can be populated by up to 64
loop-enabled keystrokes or notes. This intentional constraint
requires users to build complexity through interaction with other
users. It is in part inspired by the popular social media platform
Twitter that imposes a similar design constraint of allowing only
up to 280 characters per Tweet. As a result, and as evidenced by
its name, L2Ork Tweeter can be seen as a musical counterpart to
Thank you for your consideration. Hope you all are safe and well.
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Director, Creativity + Innovation
Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Creative Technologies in Music
School of Performing Arts – 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061