Max Meetup: Algorithmic Composition with AI

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Course overview

Meetups are a fantastic way to meet and be inspired by the Max community. The theme of this edition is "Algorithmic Composition with AI": Presentations from composers and artists using Max to compose music through using algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in creative ways.

The meetup runs via Discord, the main session will be 2-hours in length with an additional hour open to the community for collaboration and sharing in breakout rooms.

Click here to Join the meetup on Discord

Speakers & presentations

  • Corey Ford - Making Punk Music with an AI Max Patch

This talk will demonstrate a Max for Live patch where users can control variations on a MIDI input by interacting with a generative AI model. The challenges of how the patch was then appropriated into the real-world music practice of a punk rock band will then be discussed.

  • Francisco Colasanto - Algorithmic Innovation in Contemporary Music

Composers who use algorithmic composition techniques in one way or another are constantly renewed. It is no longer an exclusive discipline of academic music. Proof of this is that some commercial software such as LogicPro, Ableton Live and Reason incorporate algorithmic tools for music creation. This results in the emergence of new music of varied styles that are based on these techniques. AMI is a tool created in Max for Live that allows you to easily generate symbolic data from algorithmic processes. Among the possible generation techniques are those of L-System, chaotic, random, genetic and cellular automata. In addition to this, it allows to classify the sequences generated and hierarchize them from different analysis techniques.

Join Meetup

  • Join meetup on Discord


  • A Zoom Account
  • A computer and internet connection

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Course schedule

Meet your instructor

Umut Eldem is a composer, pianist, and researcher. His musical works and research focus on the exploration of synaesthesia as an artistic medium. He has given lectures on his research of synaesthesia, and had his audiovisual works and installations combining sound and colours presented in Belgium, Turkey, Romania, Russia, and Luxembourg. Umut Eldem is currently a PhD researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, and musical director of the theatre collective Mixed & United. He gives lessons and workshops on music history, musical analysis, and audiovisual design. He is also the keyboardist of the bands Starblind = Earthbound and Transport Aerian. His current PhD research entitled ‘The Hearing Glass: Synaesthetic Correspondences in The Musical Practice’ intends to take the results of his previous research and develop them into an inter-sensory theory of audiovisual art.

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7 months ago

Happy & eager to hear from you, 16:00 hours: will find what time that is in Québec.

Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut
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7 months ago

that should be 11am EST

6 months ago

hey,sorry the link is unavailable ,can i have another one?

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