Generative Composition with Cryptography in Max – On demand

Level: Intermediate

This workshop aims to provide you with  suitable skills to incorporate cryptographic techniques as composition tools within the  Max environment.

Session Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this session a successful  student will be able to:

● Apply a cryptographic method for data  mapping;

● Explore realtime adaptable audio  looper;

● Construct a time based generative  decision maker;

● Build an cryptography based looper.

Session Study Topics

● [Coll] and [Zl] combinations for data  storage and parsing;

● [Sfplay~], [sfinfo~] and @seek

iterations to create modular and

random loops;

● [expr] for loop-adaptable equations.

● [if] for more complex decision-making  operations


  • 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)

About the workshop leader

James Wilkie is a UK-based Sound Artist and composer.

He is currently creating his own work and  collaborating with cross disciplinary artists in  dance, film, and fine art, producing immersive AV experiences.