Showing posts from August, 2010

Acquainted with the night - Pictures

I just discovered that Jonathan Ruel posted great pictures of the Acquainted with the night concert.With singer Michael Barrett, we premiered my composition for voice, basset-horn, and live electronics.But as you may recall, four other premières took place during this musical evening. See all of the performers and composers on Jonathan's shots:

Learn spectral sound processing with Max

During the recent years, a number of musicians have been interested in my article A Tutorial on Spectral Sound Processing Using Max/MSP and Jitter. Great news if you desire to learn more on this topic: I'll be teaching a class on spectral sound processing with Max and Jitter during the Fall. It will be a few hours roughly each other week, and will be part of the composition curriculum in Montbéliard Conservatory.If you live in Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, and you want to learn more about Max, don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail.Topics will include:Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) with Max and JitterFilter and denoiserAudio freezeExtreme time stretchingGraphically based sound processingAutomatic sound slicingAnything related to the phase vocoder Max patches I made available on cycling 74's share pageYour related questions & projects! (maybe you already use Audio freeze inside Max for Live, and want to know all about it...)
Freeze 1.0, device for Max for Live
by Egor Poliakov, aft…

Benedictus - First sketch

Yesterday, I jotted down a few notes for a new composition: Benedictus, seventh part of my Arc-en-ciel cycle. It will be for soprano voice, clarinet (or soprano sax), double bass, percussion and live electronics.I have known for a long time that this piece will include latin words:Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini
Hosanna in excelsis
But I just decided they would be complemented by Charles Baudelaire's poem L'examen de minuit (English translations).When it's over, it will be interesting to see how much of this sketch remains in the final version!