L2Ork, founded by Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic in May 2009, is part of the latest interdisciplinary initiative by the Virginia Tech Music Department’s Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS). As an emerging contemporary intermedia ensemble with a uniquely open design, L2Ork thrives upon the quintessential form of collaboration found in the western classical orchestra and its cross-pollination with increasingly accessible human-computer interaction technologies for the purpose of exploring expressive power of gesture, communal interaction, discipline-agnostic environment, and the multidimensionality of arts.
Ivica Ico Bukvic
The art of composer and multisensory sculptor Ivica Ico Bukvic (b. 1976) is driven by the notion of ubiquitous interactivity. Bukvic’s passion for computer music, multimedia art, and technology together with his traditional music background has resulted in a growing portfolio of aural, visual, acoustic, electronic, performances, installations, technologies, research publications, presentations, grants, and awards.
Dr. Bukvic is currently working at Virginia Tech as an assistant professor in music composition & technology, the founder and director of the Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio and the Linux Laptop Orchestra, CCTAD co-director, a member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction.
Ron Coulter is currently Senior Lecturer of Percussion Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and adjunct Instructor of Percussion at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL. In 2006 Ron was invited to become an Educational Endorser with the Promark Corporation and Black Swamp Percussion. As a composer, Ron has created more than 100 original compositions for acoustic and electro-acoustic media encompassing numerous genres. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Canada.