Using Machine Learning Creatively via FluCoMa in Max

Explore the possibilities offered by FluCoMa in Max

Course Instructor: Ted Moore

Course level

Music Hackspace

Starts on: 22/10/2022 17:00 London time

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Saturday 22nd October 4pm UK, 5pm Berlin, 8am LA, 11am NYC

The Fluid Corpus Manipulation project (FluCoMa) instigates new musical ways of exploiting ever-growing banks of sound and gestures within the digital composition process, by bringing breakthroughs of signal decomposition DSP and machine learning to the tool set of techno-fluent computer composers, creative coders and digital artists. With its free Max Package, FluCoMa provides a wide range of creative possibilities for composition, processing and performance. In this workshop, Ted Moore from the FluCoMa project will guide you through an exploration of some of the creative possibilities available with their Max Package.

What you'll learn

  • Configure and install FluCoMa in Max
  • Explore the FluCoMa toolset in Max
  • Appraise how FluCoMa can be used in musical environments
  • Continue to explore resources to learn FluCoMa


  • A computer and internet connection
  • A web cam and mic
  • A Zoom account
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)

Course content

  • ---- Zoom links to be added!

Who is this course for

  • Sound designers looking to get started with FluCoMa in Max
  • Musicians looking to explore the creative possibilities offered via FluCoMa in Max

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About the workshop leader

Ted Moore (he / him) is a composer, improviser, and intermedia artist. He holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Chicago and recently served as a Research Fellow in Creative Coding at the University of Huddersfield, investigating the creative affordances of machine learning and data science algorithms as part of the FluCoMa project.​ His work focuses on fusing the sonic, visual, physical, and acoustic aspects of performance and sound, often through the integration of technology.

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