Showing posts from August, 2008

A Free Tutorial on Spectral Sound Processing Using Max/MSP and Jitter

When I discovered electronic music during the Centre Acanthes 2000/Ircam, my favorite topic was real time sound processing in frequency domain. Hans Tutschku taught the wonders of AudioSculpt in Avignon, before Benjamin Thigpen taught Max/MSP in Helsinki.Now, the Computer Music Journal just published an article I wrote about spectral sound processing in real time and performance time (whereas real-time treatments are applied on a live sound stream, performance-time treatments are transformations of sound files that are generated during a performance). If you are interested in graphical sound synthesis, phase vocoder, and sonograms (or spectrograms), I hope you will enjoy this tutorial.The great news is that you can download the article for free on the page of the Computer Music Journal, Issue 32, Volume 3.Max/MSP/Jitter patchesYou can readily apply the described techniques in the development environment Max/MSP/Jitter. For a hands-on approach, make sure you download the patches on my…

15-16/60 - Bagict - Premiere in Switzerland

Bagict is a duet for clarinet and saxophone.I am thrilled to dedicate this work to two friends, musicians, and scholars: Ryan Raul Banagale (have a look at and Michael Scott Cuthbert. Both of them are participants in the project 60/60. Because they joined the creation almost at the same time, I decided to pair them.The piece is called Bagict: hear a little magic and a little Babbitt (it's related to the presents each of them chose - more on that another time).Here is the current version of the first page of the score:AnnouncementWe are very lucky: the work will be premiered next week by Vincent Daoud and Yuji Noguchi, wonderful performers of the ensemble Hic Et Nunc.An excerpt of the tasteful invitation I received - original version, of course:Freitag, 15. August 2008, ab 19.00 Uhr
Théâtre de Poche, Brunngasse 1, 2502 Biel ( 19.00 Uhr     Eintreffen der Gäste 19.15     Uhr Kurzvorstellung von Vincent Daoud d…