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The Music of John Gibson

Wind Farm

Laptop ensemble

Commissioned by the Electric Monster Laptop Ensemble, Montana State University

Wind Farm is a piece for laptop ensemble that touches metaphorically on the promise and problems of wind energy. Wind turbines could be an important source of renewable energy, but the turbines kill birds, disrupt habitats, confuse airplane and weather radar, and spoil natural views. How should we live with them?

Video excerpt from a performance by the Arazzi Laptop Ensemble in the Palazzo Pisani, Venice, Italy.

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