FluCoMa Podcast #18: Bora Yoon and Davis Polito

Episode 18 of the FluCoMa Podcast in which Jacob Hart tallks to PLOrk’s Bora Yoon and Davis Polito.

The Podcast


  1. Introduction (0:0)

  2. Bora’s practice (1:16)

  3. Davis’ practice (3:20)

  4. PLOrk (Princeton Laptop Orchestra) (5:31)

  5. Instrument design (10:0)

  6. Cat’s cradle: an interactive kinetic sculpture, multi-sensor performance instrument, and electronic performance composition (18:55)

  7. Technical development process (23:12)

  8. Neural network training and gestural vocabulary (32:18)

  9. Performing the piece (41:35)

  10. Constraints and Freedoms, Chaos and Control (47:19)

  11. Collaboration with PLOrk (52:6)

  12. Theatrical approach for new music (56:0)


In Episode 18 of the FluCoMa Podcast, we talk with two people: Bora Yoon, a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist; and Davis Polito, an electronic music designer and researcher. We take a detailed delve into their recent collaboration that was performed at PLOrk: Cat’s Cradle. After hearing about each of their practices, we discuss the creative process behind Cat’s Cradle, what it was like working together, and how they each conceive of this fascinating piece.

Here are the links to some of the things that were discussed during the podcast:

  • Cat’s Cradle:

  • Lucier’s Music on a Long Thin Wire: