What is Laptronica?

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Here's a good picture of a Laptronica event.
Notice how the Apple Laptop Computer is
rigged up.

Definition:

  1. (neologism, music, computing) Musical output made with a laptop computer combined with electronic devices, portable enough for live performances.

Etymology:

A blend of the terms laptop and electronica.

Categories:

  • Electronic music
  • Digital music
  • Music terms
  • Computing terms
  • English blends
  • English lemmas
  • English neologisms

Music Examples:

There is a laptronica music station you can sample and listen to here: www.last.fm.

Sources:

  1. wiktionary.org definition of "laptronica" accessed 9/5/2015 6:05 pm PST.

  2. Emmerson, S. (2007), Living Electronic Music, Ashgate, Adlershot.