We are pleased to announce the release of the Upshot package, created by Benjamin Van Esser. The Upshot package is an extensive set of tools geared toward building generative and live performance patches in the Max programming environment.
Arne Eigenfeldt's work has been on my radar for years, and I'm always glad to see a performance or installation or paper on the schedule for an event. He's a Canadian composer who creates of interactive and generative music systems that he refers to as "musical metacreation." To put it another way, he creates agents that, working in community with other agents, create music.
Join us for a discussion with Algorithmic Art Assembly's creator/curator as we discuss the conference's past, future and influence on the media art ...
I recently corresponded with Andrea Agostini about his teaching practices, how Max is integrated in his courses, and his thoughts on distance learning amidst our current pandemic. Andrea is an instrumental and computer music composer, and a computer music teacher/researcher based in Turin, Italy. He has collaborated with IRCAM on and off since 2010, has taught computer music at the Conservatoire of Turin since 2011, and is one of the authors of the bach package for Max.
I spend most of my work life trying to improve Max so people can explore ideas and express them. Most aspects of this work have little to do with inventing specific algorithms used in the creation of music or art. I started by designing systems that made music and ended up designing systems that let people design their own systems to make music. Even then, it helped to have a few ideas about what algorithmic gadgets would be cool to make with a gadget design tool.
We’re pleased to announce the release of Vizzie 2.1, Max’s collection of video processing modules. The new Vizzie version includes updates to existing Vizzie modules, over 2 dozen new effects and pattern generation modules, a Launch page and tour, and new features that make it even easier to use.
Since lighting a candle rather than cursing the darkness is itself a form of self-care as many of us shelter in place throughout the world, I thought this might be a good time for use to share a few pointers to things out there that you might find worth investigating if you find your mobility limited. During our shared isolation, let’s see about sharing those things that connect us.
Creating a book that can effectively cover a topic as wide-ranging as algorithmic music has many challenges. Let's see how editors Alex McLean and Roger T.
MOXsonic Festival, now in its 3rd year, is a gathering that hits all the right points: the right crowd, the right vibe, the right size, amazing performers, a generous audience, great sound/great venues. Here's what happened this year.