Max meetup – September

Date & Time: Saturday 25th September 2021 4pm UK / 5pm Berlin / 8am LA / 11am NYC

Meetup length 2-hours

Level: Open the all levels

Meetups are a great way to meet and be inspired by the Max community.

What to expect? 

The meetup runs via Zoom and will be approx. 2-hours in length.

This session will feature presentations from expert practitioners.

Mari Kimura – MUGIC®, motion sensor for performance 

  • Mari will be discussing and demonstrating works using MUGIC®, a motion sensor for performance that runs on Max, Ableton or any DAW as a MIDI controller. MUGIC® is now used by artists and in many universities including Harvard, University of Toronto and Miami, and my classes at Juilliard and UC Irvine. 
  • MARI KIMURA is a violinist/composer and a developer of MUGIC® motion sensor. She is also a professor at UC Irvine and at The Juilliard School. Mari has been at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument.  

Dr. Zeynep Özcan: Proprius

  • Will be talking about their work Proprius, a biologically interactive musical ecosystem. The ecosystem implemented in Processing. The data generated in Processing is transmitted to Max via OSC for the musical output to be generated in real-time. Zeynep will discuss the creative decisions made in the conception of the work and how the system evolved in years to come. 
  • Bio: Dr. Zeynep Özcan is a sonic artist, author, and lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan.

Anastasia Clarke: Evolution of a Max performance patch 

  • Will discuss the evolution of a Max performance patch including custom effects that have been used for improvisation and composition, and have now been adapted for use with Ableton Live / Max for Live.
  • Bio: Anastasia Clarke is a composer, sound designer, and artist living in Lenapehoking / New York City. Their work asks how music and sound can be used as tools or catalysts for healing and activism, through both cognitive and communal engagements.

 Following these presentations breakout rooms are created where you can: 

  • Talk to the presenters and ask questions
  • Join a room on topics of your choice
  • Show other participants your projects, ask for help, or help others out
  • Meet peers in the chill-out breakout room


  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account

 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.

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