Recently when I was hearing about a very exciting stage forthcoming stage production (you’ll just have to watch this space!) that uses Max, I was reminded of one the last theater productions I saw that used the software, Schick Machine by the Paul Dresher Ensemble. This amazing piece continues to tour around the world (it was in Hong Kong last month and will be in Illinois early next year).
We did a series of interviews with Paul Dresher and Alex Stahl about the software behind the show when it premiered a few years ago. If you never saw these interviews at the time, they’re a fascinating look at how software development interacts with virtuosity, danger, and the demands of the stage.