Showing posts from November, 2011

10 Max patches for spectral sound processing

The 10 Max patches I designed for my workshop in Brooklyn on October 11th, 2011 are online. Download them from cycling74 : Live spectral processing . The set includes : 5 patches to have fun with audio freeze 4 variations on a phase vocoder a live machine learning tool - yes, machine learning we can use musically! Many thanks to Rob, from cycling74, who took the picture and sent it to me! Hope to see you again soon!

Beyoncé is the... one

I got interested in Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker 's choreographic work when I was a student at Strasbourg Conservatory . Around 2003, Marie-Claude Ségard, head of the conservatory, organized a visit to the dance school lead by the choreographer : P.A.R.T.S , in Brussels - I was invited and it was a great experience. At the same time, I and a couple of friends were playing Thierry De Mey's music: we performed a Maximalist! program during the international contemporary music festival Musica . You can imagine my surprise when, on October 27th, aboard the Boston-NYC Chinatown bus, I came upon the following note in the People section of the New York Times: I must confess that, among all of the new music I've been listening to this year, Beyoncé's album 4 (sponsored link) ranks at the very top. Anchored in the tradition, she is also innovating, but as importantly, the production quality is up to high standards. I was glad to read that Beyoncé completely acknowledges havi

Max/MSP: programming guide for artists

During Expo '74 in Brooklyn, New-York, it was great to meet again with composer Francisco Colasanto . But Francisco is much more than a composer, starting with being currently the technical coordinator of the Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts ( CMMAS ) . If you are interested in programming interactive music, especially in the software package Max MSP, I encourage you to check out his book: Max/MSP: programming guide for artists ( ). This first volume helps artists getting started with visual programming in the Max MSP environment. On the book's web site, you will find all of the "patches" illustrating the tutorials. Francisco is currently working on the second volume, an e-book including tutorial videos: it will be one more great addition to the electronic music litterature. To know more about Francisco and this book, make sure you read his interview on cycling74 web site . Finally, discover on the following video Francisco Colasa