Max Meetup: Performing Live with Max

Membership plan: Free | Topics: Sound Design

Course overview

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Meetups are a fantastic way to meet and be inspired by the Max community. The theme of this edition is "Performing Live with Max": Presentations from artists using Max to perform live using interesting and creative ways


Speakers & presentations

  • Helen Bledsoe: Controlling Synthesizers through Live Performance

Helen Bledsoe will share some patches in-progress that combine onset detection, synthesis, and automated timing. These are crucial elements for the independent instrumentalist whose gestural energies are engaged playing their instrument. With inspiration from Rodrigo Constanza's SP Tools and "Generating Sound and Organizing Time" by Taylor and Wakefield, one can utilize ML tools and synthesis algorithms that depart from the usual sample-based live performance practice and delve more into off-the-grid human and instrumental sounds.

  • Marta Verde: Max/MSP: Where 'I Hope This Works' Meets Live Performance

With over ten years of diving into Max/MSP for interactive installations and audiovisual performances, Marta has navigated the challenges and rewards of bringing these complex creations from the studio to the stage. In this presentation, Marta will share some methods and strategies that have worked for me, focusing on setting up Max patches for live use; a personal journey of trial, error, and discovery in the realm of live audiovisual performances.
Marta Verde is a certified Max trainer, digital artist, creative technologist, maker, and educator. She is currently a full-time Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music (Valencia Campus) where she teaches Max/MSP and other topics related to technology and creativity.

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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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