Interviews with Matthew Ostrowski


    Host

    Matthew Ostrowski discusses cricket behavior and how it informed his Max-driven sound installation "Host".
    I thought, "Okay, how do I make this into some other thing other than a musical instrument that happens to be telephones?"

    An Interview with Matthew Ostrowski, Part 1: The Host

    I'm trying to create something where duration will actually increase the complexity of it, not only just in terms of sound, but also in terms of your relationship with these objects in the room.

    The Glove

    Matthew takes us behind the scenes of "The Glove", and shows how Max has helped him create a satisfyingly musical electronic instrument.
    My software approach comes out of having a lot of analog improvising, and working with acoustic musicians.

    An Interview with Matthew Ostrowski, Part 2: The Glove

    Max has been a great environment to do that because you can improvisationally develop your software essentially. The speed with which you can go, "Okay, how does this work? What happens if I connect this to that?" That can happen in a very organic process.
    Video editing by Ron MacLeod for Cycling '74.