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Thursday, April 25
 

5:30pm

Early Checkin and Badge Pickup
Avoid the Friday morning rush! Stop by Bright Ideas Brewery to say hi and pick up your badge.

 
Friday, April 26
 

8:00am

Checkin and Badge Pickup
Pick up your badge before the Welcome presentation begins. If you can't make it that early, you can pick it up any time outside Club B10 throughout the weekend.

Friday April 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
MASS MoCA 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

9:00am

Welcome
Why we're here, what we're doing, who can help.

Speakers
avatar for David Zicarelli

David Zicarelli

CEO, Cycling '74
David Zicarelli is a computer programmer and improvising musician who designs interactive software to support creative expression. He has been working on Max and Max-related projects since the late 1980s. Prior to his Max life he created one of the first graphical voice editors for... Read More →
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Todd Reynolds

Todd Reynolds Music / White Ivy
Todd Reynolds, violinist, composer, conductor, producer, has been a member of Bang on a Can and the Steve Reich Ensemble for 28 years. A “daredevil musician”, and as New Sounds’ John Schaefer notes, “the hardest working violinist in New York.", his compositional and performance... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Club B10

9:30am

Problems That May Not Yet Need Solving
In a lecture demo of seemingly basic software and hardware systems, Seth will discuss his approach to exploring non-linear relationships between historical practice and contemporary tools that generate creative work and inform his work as an educator and researcher.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Cluett

Seth Cluett

Artist/Composer, Acting Director of the Computer Music Center, Computer Music Center, Columbia University
Seth Cluett is a composer and visual artist who creates work that explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, examines minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and tries to understand the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Club B10

10:30am

Hands Off the Computer and Other Playthrough Lessons
Keith will perform a version of one of his "Playthrough" pieces on his Max 4.5 setup, and then talk about the approach to their creation, and ways he's been updating and rewriting it all in Max 8. The talk will investigate how these systems can be refined to allow for more hands-off, automatable, algorithmic control, which can allow for focus on the central real-time elements of performance.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Fullerton Whitman

Keith Fullerton Whitman

Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer & performer currently based in Brooklyn. He is in the process of realizing geographically & thematically relevant Live Electronic Music under the "Redactions" banner, as well as performing contemporary revisions of his classic "Generators" and... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Club B10

11:00am

"Summerland" installation
Visit the Summerland installation:

It is a séance, taking the form of a conversation between Kate Fox and Samuel Morse, incarnating their voices in streams of clicks through the medium of the telegraph. All sounds heard in this piece are derived from the writings of Morse, and transcripts of Fox’s communications with the Summer Land. They speak in their own idioms: Morse, in the progenitor of the binary codes whose descendants now penetrate the ether around us; and Fox, whose voice is inaptly resynthesized using a technology most unsuited to the purpose. Thus the elusive promise of communication, and the inevitably faulty nature of any medium, is built into the very attempt to make the telegraph sounders speak. Nevertheless, the psychic and electromagnetic forces we can summon from the ether can still evoke the dimly-seen ghost, the sudden chill, the unnerving rap of unseen knuckles on the medium’s table.


Summerland is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Custom hardware by James Lo. Additional thanks to David Linton, Amanda Remus, and the Society for Psychic Research.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Ostrowski

Matthew Ostrowski

Composer, Performer, Installation Artist
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials -- sonic, physical, and cultural – Ostrowski's... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
B8.1

11:15am

Meetups, Coffee, Explore Galleries and Installations
Your chance to participate in spontaneous gatherings and/or explore the galleries at MASS MoCA.

Special note: It's the perfect time to visit Matthew Ostrowski's "Summerland" installation, since he will be presenting later this afternoon. His installation is located in Building 8 - room B8.1 - which is accessible through the courtyard and next to The Chalet. (If you can't find it, ask us!)

Friday April 26, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Meetup: Diversity and Inclusivity at Expo (Just the Beginning)
Join Anastasia Clarke, Blue, and Keiko Uenishi in a round table discussion about creating better environments and communities for BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), female, queer, trans, gender-nonconforming people in which to learn Max. It is an opportunity for us to meet and introduce ourselves to each other, and find more ways to connect.

The meetup is open for all to attend, but group conversation will yield to those who openly identify within one or more of the aforementioned spaces.

Friday April 26, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
Lickety Split, Tunnel City, Mass MoCA

12:00pm

Lunch break
Check out the information tab for some local eating options.

Be back at 1:30.

Friday April 26, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
North Adams North Adams, MA 01247, USA

1:30pm

Steve of Tomorrow
In Commander/Ramirez’s video-puppetry extravaganza Steve of Tomorrow, a couch surfing time traveler named Steve appears at the crammed apartment of sci-fi blogger Ralph and his partner Scott. To Ralph's dismay, Steve is not here to teach us how to be our best selves, end war, urge us to take better care of the planet, or kill Sarah Connor, but for something much more basic.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Ramirez

Rob Ramirez

Cycling '74
Rob Ramirez is a performance artist, DJ, and computer programmer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has performed and exhibited works at SAT (Montréal), MANCC (Tallahassee), EMPAC (Troy), Borusan (Istanbul), and the festivals Novelum (Toulouse), Fusebox (Austin), Push (Vancouver), and... Read More →
avatar for David Commander

David Commander

Theater Maker, Performer
David Commander has written, directed and performed his particular style of modern toy theater that has been presented in New York City, Minneapolis (Toy Theater After Dark Festival), Portland (TBA Festival), Chicago (Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival), and Philadelphia... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Club B10

2:30pm

Swimming in Time: Embodied Interface and Human Operated Machines
As a storyteller, Toni Dove builds human-operated machines that tell stories using multi-media in installation or performance. The impact of technological change on consumer culture and how that impacts how we see ourselves has been the subject of her work over many years.

Using slides and video clips, Dove will discuss a body of work that has explored interactive and responsive narrative with proprietary Max programs as the central engine. She has explored a variety of narrative strategies utilizing embodied interface to somatically connect the human body to narrative time.

Speakers
avatar for Toni Dove

Toni Dove

Artist, Bustlelamp Productions, Inc.
I work with interactive cinema, robotic screen systems and speculative design.


Friday April 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Club B10

3:30pm

Electronic Music Without Loudspeakers
It's axiomatic that a computer is able to create any sound that a loudspeaker can make. But what about making computer music with acoustic sound sources? What is the relationship between an algorithm and a sound-producing object, theoretically, aesthetically, and culturally? Ostrowski explores these questions in the context of some of his recent work, which use arrays of quotidian objects in generative composition/installations.

Special note: Be sure to visit Matthew Ostrowski's "Summerland" installation. His installation is located in Building 8 - room B8.1 - which is accessible through the courtyard and next to The Chalet. (If you can't find it, ask us!)

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Ostrowski

Matthew Ostrowski

Composer, Performer, Installation Artist
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials -- sonic, physical, and cultural – Ostrowski's... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Club B10

4:30pm

Hacking Choreography: Algorithmic Dance Composition Through Live Coding
Technology is often used within dance as a way of extending or enhancing a performance, many times ending up as decoration. But what happens when technology is used to interrupt movement or used within the inner workings of a choreographic process? This talk explores the field of algorithmic choreography and how to use creative coding as a way to make dances. It will also demo Terpsicode, a new programming language for live coding choreography.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Sicchio

Kate Sicchio

Assistant Professor of Dance and Media Technologies, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kate Sicchio works at the interface of technology and performance. By opening a dialogue between how people move and how this may change by engaging with the digital, she aims to create choreography, performative scores, video, programming languages and hacking methodologies. Her... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Club B10

5:15pm

Science Fair Setup (Exhibitors and Setup teams only)
If you signed up to show your work at the Science Fair, head on over to Building 6 (Event Hall Space).


Friday April 26, 2019 5:15pm - 7:00pm
B6 Hall

5:15pm

Dinner break
Check out the information tab for some local eating options.

Friday April 26, 2019 5:15pm - 7:00pm

7:00pm

WFS Listening Session
Listen to attendee-submitted audio content through a 186-speaker Wave Field Synthesis array. Sound sources will be spatialized in phyiscal space in front of the array and moved around the room in real time. Walk up to and through the sound holograms (holophones, technically!). 

More info on WFS here: http://bobbymcelver.com/wave-field-synthesis


Artists
avatar for Bobby McElver

Bobby McElver

Sound Designer
Sound Designer using Wave Field Synthesis.



Friday April 26, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
B6 Mezzanine

7:00pm

Science Fair
Don't miss the fun! Come to Science Fair and see a variety of Max projects, plus experience the Wave Field Synthesis installation.

  • To get to Science Fair, enter through the courtyard. (Click here to see the map.)
  • There is a cash-only bar hosted by MASS MoCA.

Friday April 26, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
B6 Hall
 
Saturday, April 27
 

9:30am

Performance for amplified large balloons, interactive synthesis and interactive projections
Judy Dunaway will discuss how Max has helped her exploit the idiosyncrasies of latex balloons for her sculptural sonic performances. This will be followed by two works featuring interactive sound and light customized for the balloon sound vocabulary and its 3-dimensional surface.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Dunaway

Judy Dunaway

Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Judy Dunaway is primarily known for her numerous works for latex balloons as sound producers, including sculptural sonic performances, sound installations, interactive pieces and acousmatic works.Her work has been presented internationally at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Audio Art... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Club B10

10:30am

Time, Texture, and Translation: Creating Sonic Space
Composer Nina Young will give an artist talk on her use of Max in her creative compositional process, as a performance environment, and as a pedagogical tool. Included in the talk, Nina will perform several musical excerpts of her recent works.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Young

Nina Young

Assistant Professor of Composition, Director of Electronic Music, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin
The music of New York-based composer Nina C. Young (b.1984) is characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy, with a musical voice draws from elements of the classical canon, modernism, spectralism, American experimentalism... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Club B10

11:00am

"Summerland" installation
Visit the Summerland installation:

It is a séance, taking the form of a conversation between Kate Fox and Samuel Morse, incarnating their voices in streams of clicks through the medium of the telegraph. All sounds heard in this piece are derived from the writings of Morse, and transcripts of Fox’s communications with the Summer Land. They speak in their own idioms: Morse, in the progenitor of the binary codes whose descendants now penetrate the ether around us; and Fox, whose voice is inaptly resynthesized using a technology most unsuited to the purpose. Thus the elusive promise of communication, and the inevitably faulty nature of any medium, is built into the very attempt to make the telegraph sounders speak. Nevertheless, the psychic and electromagnetic forces we can summon from the ether can still evoke the dimly-seen ghost, the sudden chill, the unnerving rap of unseen knuckles on the medium’s table.


Summerland is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Custom hardware by James Lo. Additional thanks to David Linton, Amanda Remus, and the Society for Psychic Research.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Ostrowski

Matthew Ostrowski

Composer, Performer, Installation Artist
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials -- sonic, physical, and cultural – Ostrowski's... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
B8.1

11:30am

Interactive Music Learning on the Web
Ableton’s Learning Team makes interactive environments that run in any modern web browser, and are designed to help anyone learn and play with music and music production concepts without the complexity (and cost) of typical desktop software.

In this talk, we’ll discuss the musical and pedagogical motivations behind our work, and take a look at some of the technology that powers it. We’ll also explore the ways in which Max plays a growing role.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Peck

Chris Peck

Learning, Ableton
Chris Peck is a composer and software developer. In addition to his work with the Ableton Learning Team, he composes experimental music for dance and theater, including ongoing collaborations with choreographers including Eleanor Bauer and Milka Djordjevich.He holds an MA from the... Read More →
avatar for Dennis DeSantis

Dennis DeSantis

Ableton
Dennis DeSantis is a composer, educator, sound designer, author, and percussionist. In addition to his work on Ableton’s learning team, he teaches a number of courses for Berklee Online.He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music and... Read More →
avatar for Jack Schaedler

Jack Schaedler

Ableton
Jack is a software developer at Ableton. He has worked on Ableton Live, and most recently, Ableton's microsite for learning music fundamentals. His personal work explores the use of interactive media to explain difficult concepts like Fourier analysis, handwriting recognition, and... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Club B10

12:15pm

Lunch break
Check out the information tab for some local eating options.

Saturday April 27, 2019 12:15pm - 2:00pm
North Adams North Adams, MA 01247, USA

2:00pm

Two Ways To Get Bitstreams From Human Performers
Max Mathews used to observe that the fastest bit rates that could be controllably emitted by humans come from two places: the fingers, and the vocal articulators. In this talk Miller Puckette will consider some examples of what you can get out of hands and mouths, taken out of context and considered purely as information streams.

Speakers
avatar for Miller Puckette

Miller Puckette

Professor, University of California, San Diego
Miller Puckette is known as the creator of Max and Pure Data. As an MIT undergraduate he won the Putnam mathematics competition in 1979, but finished his PhD at Harvard in 1986. He was a researcher at the MIT Media Lab from its inception until 1986, then at IRCAM, and is now professor... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Club B10

3:00pm

Microtonality and Real-Time Spectral Music
This talk will explore the ideas and workflow in realizing realtime microtonal music based upon the analysis of acoustic sounds. Deru (Benjamin Wynn) will demonstrate a series of Max/MSP patches that he developed to aid him in this process of writing and performing his last album, Torn In Two.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Wynn (Deru)

Benjamin Wynn (Deru)

Composer, Music Producer, Sound Designer
Benjamin Wynn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the California Institute of the Arts, and has released five albums under the name “Deru”. In addition Wynn has written for ballet and earned Emmy Awards for his television and film scores.In addition to his scoring work... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Club B10

3:45pm

Meetup: DMX Patch Show & Tell
Tom Hall (C74) will host a show and tell for DMX-related Max patches.

Saturday April 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
TBA

3:45pm

Meetup: Sharing Experiences About Teaching Max in Another Language
Francisco Colasanto (CMMAS) and Emmanuel Jourdan (C74) will have an open discussion about their experiences in teaching Max in a non-English setting.

Saturday April 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:45pm

Meetups, Coffee, Explore Galleries and Installations
Take a bit of time to walk through the galleries at MASS MoCA, or break off into groups for informal round-table discussions.

If you haven't yet, check out Matthew Ostrowski's "Summerland" installation. (He presented on Friday.) His installation is located in Building 8 - room B8.1 - which is accessible through the courtyard and next to The Chalet. (If you can't find it, ask us!)

Saturday April 27, 2019 3:45pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:00pm

Meetup: The Schonbeck Instruments
The recently opened Building 6 at Mass MoCA features an exhibit of musical instruments created by composer Gunnar Schonbeck entitled No Experience Required. Join Bennington College music faculty member Nick Brooke, who participated in the project to restore the instruments, and Cycling '74 CEO David Zicarelli, one of Gunnar's students, for an inside look at these beautiful ready-made creations.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Brooke

Nick Brooke

Nick Brooke is an American composer, musician, arranger, thereminist, instrument builder, and researcher of early musical automata. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. Brooke mixes musical sampling, lipsynching, and theater into an idiosyncratic genre. In many of his... Read More →
avatar for David Zicarelli

David Zicarelli

CEO, Cycling '74
David Zicarelli is a computer programmer and improvising musician who designs interactive software to support creative expression. He has been working on Max and Max-related projects since the late 1980s. Prior to his Max life he created one of the first graphical voice editors for... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
B6 Galleries

5:30pm

Showsync presents Lightsync and Video Sync Live AV Performance
Tarik Barri and Peder Mannerfelt will be performing a fully immersive Live AV performance incorporating synchronized sound, lighting and video. Lightsync and Videosync were developed by Showsync to allow users to control and musically synchronize video and lighting directly in Live. This performance will showcase how users of Ableton Live can jam, compose or perform lighting and video directly from their Live set for a musically synchronized audiovisual experience.

Artists
avatar for Peder Mannerfelt

Peder Mannerfelt

Artist
From obtuse angles to intense physicality, Peder Mannerfelt’s highly individual take on techno demands attention and consideration. While his many-sided body of work reaches back more than a decade, the Swedish producer’s current investigations in the field of experimental dance... Read More →
avatar for Tarik Barri

Tarik Barri

Audiovisual Composer
Tarik Barri (NL), based in Berlin, is an audiovisual musician and software developer. He programmes his own software to develop new tools for audiovisual performance and composition. Using these tools, Barri explores new synergies and aesthetics in combinations of image and sound... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Club B10

6:30pm

Dinner break
Check out the information tab for some local eating options.

Saturday April 27, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
North Adams North Adams, MA 01247, USA

8:00pm

Common Folk: Public Performance
Venue can contain 49 people

  • 8:00PM - Mutant Forest 
  • 8:45PM - Brian Crabtree
  • 9:30PM - Anastasia Clarke, Crushed Matrices

Artists
avatar for Anastasia Clarke

Anastasia Clarke

Composer, Self Employed
Anastasia Clarke is a New York-based composer, performer, and sound engineer working in live embodied electronic music performance. Anastasia's solo and collaborative projects use custom musical instruments and performing systems, functioning as sites for research and meaning-making... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Meave

Andrew Meave

Multimedia Artist
avatar for Blue

Blue

Dance, Performance, Installation, Mutant Forest


Saturday April 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Common Folk 73 Main Street, North Adams, MA, USA

8:00pm

Gallery 51: Public Performance
Venue can contain 49 people

  • 8:00PM - Matthew Ross and Adi Dahiya, Trip the Light Fantastic
  • 8:40PM - Stefan Brunner
  • 9:10PM - Dylan Wood
  • 9:40PM - Stefan Brunner and Dylan Wood


Artists
avatar for Adi Dahiya

Adi Dahiya

NYU ITP
audiovisual artist and DJ
DW

Dylan Wood

Product Owner Sound, Ableton
avatar for Matthew Ross

Matthew Ross

Creative & Sound Technologist, NYU ITP
SB

Stefan Brunner

developer, Cycling '74


Saturday April 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Gallery 51 Design Lab 49 Main Street, North Adams, MA, USA

8:00pm

Installation Space: Public Performance
Venue can contain 49 people

  • Tiri Kananuruk, TK1971
  • Oren Shoham, Dominic Barrett, and Tiri Kananuruk, Untitled 
  • Jazer Giles, spil|over
  • Jeremy Bernstein, Love Form B

Artists
avatar for Jeremy Bernstein

Jeremy Bernstein

Software Engineer, Cycling `74
2019 is the 20th anniversary of my working for C74, as well as the year I turn 47, so the universe smiles upon me. Recently I've been exploring digital detox, so screenlessness, pens, stationery are all good conversation starters. Otherwise, embedded hardware, modular synths, whether... Read More →
avatar for Oren Shoham

Oren Shoham

NYU ITP
Oren Shoham is an NYC-based visual artist and programmer working in live video performance, animation, and experimental software. His practice explores generative aesthetics that emerge from computational systems.instagram: @orenorenorenoren
avatar for Tiriree Kananuruk

Tiriree Kananuruk

Mana Contemporary/ SFPC/ NUUM
Bangkok-born, New York-based Tiri Kananuruk is a performance and new media artist. She holds a BA in Exhibition Design from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and an Master in Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her work has been... Read More →


Saturday April 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Installation Space 49 Eagle St, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

8:00pm

Mohawk Theater: Public Performance
Venue is limited to 100 people

  • 8:00PM - Cort Lippe and Zack Settel
  • 8:30PM - David Zicarelli, Melodica
  • 8:50PM - Viola Yip 
  • 9:35PM - Philippe Olivier


Artists
CL

Cort Lippe

Cort Lippe studied composition and computer music with Larry Austin; followed composition seminars with Boulez, Donatoni, K. Huber, Messiaen, Penderecki, Stockhausen, and Xenakis; spent three years at the Institute of Sonology working with G.M. Koenig and Paul Berg; three years at... Read More →
avatar for David Zicarelli

David Zicarelli

CEO, Cycling '74
David Zicarelli is a computer programmer and improvising musician who designs interactive software to support creative expression. He has been working on Max and Max-related projects since the late 1980s. Prior to his Max life he created one of the first graphical voice editors for... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Ollivier

Philippe Ollivier

Composer sound designer Logelloop developper
Philippe Ollivier has a diverse musical career and performance experience, from traditional music to contemporary circus. A genuinely iconoclastic bandoneon player who mixes acoustic technique with modern electronics, this self-taught musician creates original compositions for film... Read More →
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Zack Settel

Zack comes from the old school. Helped Miller in the early days with Max. Bothered David in the early days of MSP.  Some time ago he traded audio parameters in for spatial coordinates, but his stuff still sounds lousy,  but still not as bad as how it sounds when there’s  other... Read More →



Saturday April 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mohawk Theater 103 Main St, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

8:00pm

Outside Gallery: Public Performance
Venue can contain 49 people

  • 8:00PM - Marcela Mancino, Superfície
  • 8:45PM - Joshua Kit Clayton, No Title
  • 9:30PM - Keiko Uenishi, CDL - Found Objects


Artists
avatar for Keiko Uenishi

Keiko Uenishi

core operation crew, SHARE.nyc
Keiko Uenishi is a sound art-i-vist, socio/environ composer, and a core member of SHARE.nyc ( http://share.dj/share ) since 2001.  Uenishi is known for her works formed through experiments in restructuring and analyzing one's relationship through sounds in sociological, cultural... Read More →
avatar for Marcela Mancino von der Osten

Marcela Mancino von der Osten

Brazilian multimedia performance artist, currently pursuing her MPS in NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.


Saturday April 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Outside Gallery 10 Ashland Street, North Adams, MA, USA
 
Sunday, April 28
 

9:30am

Ask Us Anything
Make sure to wake up early to bring your questions, comments, and suggestions for the Cycling '74 team.

Speakers
avatar for C74

C74

Cycling '74


Sunday April 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Club B10

10:15am

Building and Exporting from gen~
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop, we’ll look at how to make audio components using gen~. Patches written in gen~ support single-sample delay, which make it possible to build certain functionality that would be impossible in vanilla Max. When we're done, we’ll see how to export code from gen~ and compile that to a VST and Audio Unit. If you want to patch along, then in addition to Max 8 you should also install JUCE, which is available for free here https://shop.juce.com/get-juce. To test your audio plugin, you should ensure that you have an application on your computer that can act as a VST plugin host. Max itself will fulfill this role, as will most DAW's.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Tarakajian

Sam Tarakajian

Cycling '74
Originally starting as a engineer, Sam now works on Software and Product Development at Cycling '74, including tasks ranging from software engineering to product related research and development. His work includes projects like Mira, an app for tactile control of a Max patch, Node... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
B11 Rehearsal Space
  • Reservation Capacity 36

10:15am

MPE and Beyond
Limited Capacity full

With MPE, MIDI finally has a control system for electronic instruments that is a true analog to the controls enjoyed by acoustic musicians. Every finger can have a unique impact on the played sound. The violin and guitar are often used as references for understanding this new system - the wiggles of fingers, and chord glissandos are now possible for the world of sines and filters and bits and bytes.
Understanding MPE as a translation of gestural possibilities from the acoustic to the synthetic worlds makes it easier to understand, but limits experimentation and expectation. There are other ways to understand MPE - "notes with 3 knobs" to the controllerist, "multi-touch gestures" to the interface designer, or even “shiatsu” to the massage therapist. In this workshop, we can explore different multitouch interfaces and metaphors to help broaden the sonic and practical palettes for MPE.

Speakers
PN

Peter Nyboer

Peter Nyboer first learned Max on a Mac II variant around 1992. It was at first completely confusing, but after a few months in a studio and then hearing a fellow student sound off multiple synthesizers by interpreting the gestures of a mouse, it all started to make sense. Over the... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
B11.2 Swing Space
  • Reservation Capacity 32

10:15am

Node for Max Workshop (Session A)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop we will walk through the basics of Node for Max using a project-based approach. We will learn how to send messages and data to and from the node.script object, bring in libraries from npm, and make network requests. By the end, we'll have a Max patch that interacts with a remote web service. This workshop assumes a basic familiarity with Max, but no JavaScript or Node experience is required. All attendees must bring a laptop with Max 8 installed. (Note that this session will be repeated at 1:00 PM.)

All attendees must bring a laptop with Max 8.0.4, Chrome, and VS Code installed.

Speakers
avatar for Cassie Tarakajian

Cassie Tarakajian

Engineering, Cycling '74
Cassie Tarakajian is a member of the engineering team at Cycling ’74. She also works as the lead developer and maintainer of the open source p5.js Web Editor as part of the Processing Foundation. She teaches creative coding workshops and classes, and serves as an adjunct professor... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 10:15am - 12:30pm
B10.3 Flex Space
  • Reservation Capacity 30

10:15am

Video Sync Workshop presented by ShowSync
Limited Capacity seats available

Following the Showsync Performance on Saturday, Mattijs Kneppers, Hidde de Jong, will be demonstrating Videosync on Sunday. Mattijs and Hidde will demonstrate how Videosync allows artists to control video from Ableton Live to facilitate and explore musically synchronized visuals and lighting environments for music events and installations.

Speakers
avatar for Mattijs Kneppers

Mattijs Kneppers

Co-founder, Showsync
Educated as an electrical engineer, building instruments is what Mattijs enjoys most. Besides classic programming languages, he is an avid Max user and has been lead developer on all kinds of small and large digital art projects, receiving awards like a Cannes Gold Lion, Webby Award... Read More →
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Hidde de Jong

Showsync
Hidde de Jong is a software developer specialized in building tools for musically synchronized performances and massive mobile experiences.Together with Mattijs Kneppers he founded Showsync, creating software that extends Ableton Live with video and lighting capabilities. Besides... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 10:15am - 12:30pm
Club B10
  • Reservation Capacity 100

11:15am

Code Generation Discussions
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Bernstein

Jeremy Bernstein

Software Engineer, Cycling `74
2019 is the 20th anniversary of my working for C74, as well as the year I turn 47, so the universe smiles upon me. Recently I've been exploring digital detox, so screenlessness, pens, stationery are all good conversation starters. Otherwise, embedded hardware, modular synths, whether... Read More →
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Stefan Brunner

developer, Cycling '74


Sunday April 28, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am
B11 Rehearsal Space
  • Reservation Capacity 36

11:30am

Adventures in the Live API
Limited Capacity full

Take a journey into Max for Live and discover how the Live API allows Max users to access features in Live that can’t be controlled any other way. Access MIDI note operations and hidden device parameters to create new interesting results that would be tricky with Ableton Live or Max alone.

Speakers
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Ben Casey

Certified Trainer, Ableton
Ben Casey is a Brooklyn-based electronic musician, Ableton Certified Trainer, and overall music tech nerd. When he’s not surrounded by wires and drum machines or tinkering with Max for Live, Ben teaches Ableton Live to musicians across all genres, from avant-garde to zydeco.


Sunday April 28, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
B11.2 Swing Space
  • Reservation Capacity 32

12:00pm

An Introduction to the GL3 Engine
Limited Capacity full

Under the hood, big changes have made their way into Jitter. Hardware accelerated rendering, which was once built on top of OpenGL 2, has been updated to use the OpenGL Core Profile. While maintaining the same base functionality as before, the gl3 engine adds a host of new possibilities for the savvy Jitter user. Come learn about those new and exciting changes with Rob Ramirez, the lead developer behind the update.

Speakers
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Rob Ramirez

Cycling '74
Rob Ramirez is a performance artist, DJ, and computer programmer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has performed and exhibited works at SAT (Montréal), MANCC (Tallahassee), EMPAC (Troy), Borusan (Istanbul), and the festivals Novelum (Toulouse), Fusebox (Austin), Push (Vancouver), and... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
B11 Rehearsal Space
  • Reservation Capacity 36

12:30pm

Lunch break
Check out the information tab for some local eating options.

Sunday April 28, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North Adams North Adams, MA 01247, USA

1:00pm

Node for Max Workshop (Session B)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop we will walk through the basics of Node for Max using a project-based approach. We will learn how to send messages and data to and from the node.script object, bring in libraries from npm, and make network requests. By the end, we'll have a Max patch that interacts with a remote web service. This workshop assumes a basic familiarity with Max, but no JavaScript or Node experience is required. All attendees must bring a laptop with Max 8 installed. (Note that this session is a repeat of the 10:15 AM Node for Max workshop.)

All attendees must bring a laptop with Max 8.0.4, Chrome, and VS Code installed.

Speakers
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Cassie Tarakajian

Engineering, Cycling '74
Cassie Tarakajian is a member of the engineering team at Cycling ’74. She also works as the lead developer and maintainer of the open source p5.js Web Editor as part of the Processing Foundation. She teaches creative coding workshops and classes, and serves as an adjunct professor... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
B10.3 Flex Space

2:00pm

DYCI2 Generative Agents: Meta-Composition and Smart Improvisation
Limited Capacity seats available

DYCI2 is a library of generative musical agents combining machine learning models and generative processes in Python with reactive listening modules, audio renderers and interfaces in Max. DYCI2 agents offer a continuum of strategies going from pure autonomy to meta-composition thanks to an abstract “scenario” structure. The development of the library is deeply rooted in numerous creative projects, and one of the recent collaborations involved the composer Marta Gentilucci. She implemented DYCI2 library in her research during her Artistic Research Residency at IRCAM, a project on the voice and extended vocal techniques.

Speakers
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Marta Gentilucci

Fellow, Harvard Radcliffe Institute/Ircam
Marta Gentilucci studied Vocal Arts as a soprano, she obtained her Master Degree in composition and in composition/computer music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (DE). She holds a Ph.D. in composition from Harvard University. Her music has been performed in... Read More →
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Jérôme Nika

Researcher & Computer music designer
Jérôme Nika is a researcher and computer music designer. He graduated from the “Grandes Écoles” Télécom ParisTech and ENSTA ParisTech, and holds a Phd from Ircam / Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Through the development of the software ImproteK and within the DYCI2 project... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Club B10
  • Reservation Capacity 100

2:00pm

Min-DevKit for the Max Developer
Limited Capacity seats available

The Min-DevKit package provides Max developers with an alternative to the standard Max SDK that lets you create Packages and code Max/MSP/Jitter externals using C++. Tim Place will introduce you to the Min-DevKit, demonstrate its workflow, and step through the creation of some Max externals.

Speakers
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Tim Place

Cycling '74
Tim Place is a composer and instrumentalist who has also been a developer with Cycling '74 for over 10 years. He is the create of the Min-DevKit, and has used it in the development of tools for many of the packages found in the Cycling '74 Package Manager.


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B11.2 Swing Space
  • Reservation Capacity 32

2:00pm

Teaching Max/MSP Patching as an Extension of Ableton Live Racks
Limited Capacity filling up

Many students approach Max/MSP programming after already having an understanding of Ableton Live's system of instrument, MIDI, and effect racks. This presentation demonstrates how Loudon Stearns and Erin Barra teach basic synthesis concepts and max patching by re-making common Ableton synthesizers and effects with very simple max patches placed in Ableton racks.
This intermediate step helps the student move from Ableton's rack system (where they are already comfortable) into a modular synthesis mindset before delving into Max patching. Additionally, the simple Max patches, dubbed the "Simplest" Max for Live device s(amplifier, delay, signal generator, filter, etc), provide a perfect collection of devices to build upon when developing more complex patches.

The collection of devices will be provided free to all attendees and this pedagogical approach has been proven effective in Berklee Online classes.

Speakers
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Loudon Stearns

Professor, Berklee
Loudon Stearns is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music, a course author and instructor at Berklee Online, and an active media-artist. In the Contemporary Writing and Production Department at Berklee, he prepares students to work as independent composers and producers... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B11 Rehearsal Space
  • Reservation Capacity 36

3:15pm

Application Scripting with Logelloop and Max
Limited Capacity seats available

Logelloop 5 is an application written in Max for macOS and Windows 10, and developed by Philippe Ollivier and Christophe Baratay. It has been in development since 2002.

This application includes many live looping features, but is also a tool for stereo or spatialized real-time performances and stage performance management. The application has a native scripting core that allows the user to drive every function using macros. For audio effects, users can either use the provided effects, or makes their own Max patchers which can be loaded as inserts in Logelloop. These max patchers will inherit all the functionality of Logelloop, and will also be able to communicate will the internal scripting core.
Philippe Ollivier will present an SDK allowing Max users to program their own plugins for Logelloop, and will also introduce a tool to quickly build Max standalones (codesign, obfuscate, add Plist, bundle version, etc.) for Mac and Windows.

Speakers
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Philippe Ollivier

Composer sound designer Logelloop developper
Philippe Ollivier has a diverse musical career and performance experience, from traditional music to contemporary circus. A genuinely iconoclastic bandoneon player who mixes acoustic technique with modern electronics, this self-taught musician creates original compositions for film... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
B10.3 Flex Space
  • Reservation Capacity 30

3:15pm

Cellular IoT Development using Node.js and Twilio
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will cover the basics of cellular IoT connectivity using Node.js and the Twilio IoT SIM. We will discuss creative ways to develop IoT compositional tools and learn about the future of hardware/software prototyping. The primary focus is to demonstrate the power of interconnectivity and find new ways to create global interactive physical systems.

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Christopher Konopka

Twilio
Christopher is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio where he focuses on creative IoT development with both hardware and software. He is passionate about creating new ways to connect “things” and people for good. He is driven by the idea of developing communications systems that convey... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
B11 Rehearsal Space
  • Reservation Capacity 36

3:15pm

IRCAM spat~ Hands-on Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Ircam Spat~ is a Max Package for sound spatialization and reverberation. It is typically used for live diffusion, mixing and post-production, or virtual reality applications.
With over 250 external objects, the software suite contains a comprehensive set of panning modules (VBAP, HOA, WFS, binaural, etc.), reverberation processors (delay-network or convolution), graphical user interfaces, and multichannel audio FX and utilities.
The objects are compatible with the OSC protocol and Max8 MC (multichannel patchcords). We will present an overview of the software features, and give an introductory workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Thibaut Carpentier

Thibaut Carpentier

Thibaut Carpentier studied acoustics at the École centrale and signal processing at Télécom ParisTech, before joining the CNRS as a research engineer. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces team in the STMS Lab (Sciences and Technologies of Music... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Club B10
  • Reservation Capacity 100

3:15pm

Live Coding Max with Gibberwocky
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will introduce the basics of live coding Max/MSP/Jitter using Gibberwocky, a browser-based environment with an accompanying Max package for live coding. We’ll look at how to integrate the [gibberwocky] object into a Max patch, use generative techniques to create and transform musical patterns, and examine how Gibberwocky can take advantage of gen~ for modulation and synthesis.

Speakers
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Charlie Roberts

Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Charlie Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with an affiliation in the Interactive Media & Game Development program. His research examines human-centered computing in digital arts practice. He develops a family of creative coding... Read More →
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Graham Wakefield

Assistant Professor, York University
Graham Wakefield is Assistant Professor in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University, Toronto, where he runs the Alice Lab for Computational Worldmaking. His research has evolved from computer music composition to the generation of open-ended immersive environments... Read More →


Sunday April 28, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
B11.2 Swing Space
  • Reservation Capacity 32