Video Interviews with Toni Dove and Luke DuBois
Learn about the history of Lucid Possession and the technological solutions used in the show, and how the entire complex system works.
An Interview with Tarik Barri on Tour with Monolake
Tarik Barri discusses his visual work with Monolake and more.
Lucid Possession Tickets on Sale
Next week, a special event will be happening in Brooklyn at Roulette. Toni Dove’s “Lucid Possession” premieres April 25, 26, and 27th. Those lucky enough to be in the vicinity will have the opportunity to experience this unique stage production — a “contemporary ghost story” featuring robotics, gorgeous costumes, and stunning voices and music. There [...]
VIA Music & New Media Festival
This weekend, I’m heading to Pittsburgh, PA to perform as part of the annual VIA Festival. VIA is an all-volunteer run festival that pairs hot musical acts with current visual artists to create a unique audiovisual experience. I’m excited to be part of the show, working with the original moombahton group Nadastrom and checking out [...]
Loud Objects do live improvisational electronics, soldering complex noise circuits from scratch. The performance is as visual as it is sonic – they do all the soldering on the surface of an overhead projector, and you can see the smoke and spatter as their hands manipulate the silhouettes of microchips and wire. It’s more like [...]
Max/MSP, Arduino, and Jell-o Crack the New Instrument Mold
One of the things that first drew me to Max was its ability to connect such a wide variety of software and hardware in meaningful and flexible ways. Anything from video game controllers to muscle tension or brainwaves becomes fair game as a performance interface. The Resistor JelTone created by NYC Resistor, a NYC based [...]
Mouse On Mars use Max For Live and Jitter for “Parastrophics” tour
I’ve long been a fan of the German electronic group Mouse On Mars, but I’ve lost track of them the past few years. I was excited to see they have released a new album entitled Parastrophics earlier this year. For the live performances to support their new album, they are using Max For Live for [...]
Science Fair Projects, Part 2
At the 2011 Expo '74, some Max users exhibited their musical performance work.
An Interview with Damian Taylor
The producer/engineer talks about Björk's "Biophilia" and how Max challenged his linear view of music.
An Interview with Owen Pallett
I’m a sucker for well-trained musicians who push the boundaries creatively and aren’t afraid to experiment. Owen Pallet really blows me away with his talent and where he takes it. Classically trained on violin and piano he has backed the ‘indie band of the moment’ Arcade Fire and is now performing solo opening for such [...]
An Interview with Randall Packer
Composer Randall Packer collaborated with Opera Singer Charles Lane, Designer Greg Kuhn and Director Melissa Weaver to create a theater piece entitled A Season in Hell, premiering at the Zero1 Festival in San Jose on September 17-19, 2010.
An Interview with Ali Momeni
Long-time Max user, artist, and educator Ali Momeni discusses his current projects including Minneapolis Art on Wheels and the Spark Festival. Ali shares how he got involved with Max and shares his latest work with us.
An Interview with Elise Baldwin
Elise Baldwin is an intermedia artist that works with music and projections. I find her work to be both fragile and dense, inspiring me creatively on several levels. She creates music that interacts with both live and recorded video.
An Interview with Robert Henke
Robert Henke is a brilliant electronic musician who records and performs under his own name and also as Monolake. His music has been described as minimalist yet complex techno with an architectural sound. For me, his music is very spatial and multi-dimensional.I find it takes me on an extraordinary journey through space and time, similar to a great work of fiction. Henke recently said, "The last century was about the creation of electronic music. This century is about performance."
Pamela Z’s Presentation from Expo ’74
In her first years of using Max, Pamela Z was able shed the hardware weight by building her own instrument in Max. Take a look inside her Max instrument and her custom controllers during this presentation from Expo '74.
A Video and Text Interview with Alex Stahl
Alex Stahl is a veteran collaborator and this has never been more evident than in his collaboration with Composer Paul Dresher for the opera Schick Machine. As Robert Henke pointed out in the recent Max/MSP/Jitter Conference, Expo '74, many of us spend years working on the same Max patch. Alex Stahl has spent years developing the Max/MSP patches that are at the core of Schick Machine. Along the way he's developed skills that landed him a fascinating job at Pixar Studios. Collaboration can be qui...
An Interview with Noriko Matsumoto
An amazing artist with an amazing range of work, read the interview of Noriko Matsumoto by Greg Taylor.
A Look Back at NIME 2009
I will try to summarize here what I thought were some of the highlights of NIME 2009...