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Remote A/V live performance from Marseille to Leicester

Julien Bayle
Marseille/FR & Leicester/UK


I performed live from home with my laptop using Ableton Live 9.

Check this video explaining some tests made during the preparation few days before the event: 

My music data (MIDI Notes, etc) has been processed by a Max6 patch able to translate that in very lightweight UDP data stream traveling from Marseille to Leicester using Internet. These data have been used/parsed by a bigger Max6 standalone I sent to Leicester. This standalone listens my UDP data and can react by generating visuals.

Here are a capture of the visuals


Here are 2 pictures shot by Mark Towers & Nicolas Canot.




The sound itself has been streamed using Mixlr free service for a high quality.

We tested that already with Sean Carroll (who helped me a lot from Leicester) and here is a basic footage showing his screen recording and mine. If the synchro seems ok, the delays and jitters about the time respect all along the test is really encouraging and nice!

I named this liveset “Waves from Marseille”, as a tribute to our small waves in the sea here and also to the data flow and data transmissions.

This was a  quite dark ambient and noise live set. I hope you listened to it on my mixlr profile

How was MAX used?

I'm using a Max standalone I sent to the performance place in Leicester. This one is the core and generated visuals based on a very cheap particule system using rendering lines. It is listening UDP data coming from Marseille via Internet. Another max for live piece is inside my Ableton Live liveset and analyzes audio + provides some commands to control the visuals displayed in Leicester.

Remote A/V live performance from Marseille to Leicester

Mar 26, 2013 at 10:33am

beautiful :)


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