This time out, our "Content You Need" feature includes our very first non-Package Manager-based collection - a brief introduction to the single most extensive and comprehensive package of Max/MSP-based compositions and Max patches/tools for analysis, algorithmic composition, and audio processing we’ve ever seen anywhere.
While I've known and enjoyed Tom Hall's music for several years, I've never been in the right place or time to see him perform in the flesh. Over that time, though, I've heard plenty of mentions of his interest in and work on the visual aspect of his performances. Tom was kind enough to take some time out from his Cycling '74 roles to talk about his life as an audiovisual performer.
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Thor Magnusson's Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic, and Signal Inscriptions is one of those rare reads that manages to connect, to clarify, and to serve as a great starting point for contemplation of our own practice in the present age. The book takes the thought-provoking approach of looking at some of the ways in which technology has always conditioned our musical expression, even as it modifies and redefines it.
Many Jitter matrix processing objects have corresponding Jitter shaders or Gen patchers that you can use as drop-in replacements for standard Jitter objects.
There are only five objects included in the jit.mo package, but each object is so richly packed with features that it can easily feel like there’s something you might have missed. I’d like to take a moment to share some of my favorite things that you may have overlooked.
She Knows Tech is a grass-roots initiative that seeks to do some great work - helping to close the gender gap in the tech industry by empowering women in technology and highlighting female role models in the tech industry. Meghan Gaudet is a mentor with the She Knows Tech collective, and she was kind enough to sit down to chat with me about their work
Taking a break from the technical, we review some of the net-based resources of video, animation and media arts that inform and inspire us in the development of our work.
Cycling ’74’s CEO and founder David Zicarelli and Content Developer Tom Hall introduce MC – a new multi-channel audio programming system in Max 8
I first learned of the Algorithmic Art Assembly via colleague Joshua Kit Clayton. I knew nothing about it other than that it would be a curated weekend of talks and performances themed around art and algorithms at the Gray Area Foundation in San Francisco. I knew I had to attend, and I’d like to invite you along (after the fact).