The place where Jeff Kaiser started out isn't nearly as interesting as where he's going, and where he's tarried along the way; Classically trained as a trumpet player (and the owner of one sweet quarter-tone horn, by the way) his "instrument" is now a hybridized and extended beast with Max/MSP as the coiled mainspring of the non-human portion.
Cory Metcalf sits down for a low-noise chat about his work with the interactive media collective NoiseFold; their birth in adversity, their approach to crafting intermedia works on the stage and elsewhere out there, and their tools. There is a lot of wisdom hidden in the folds of his answers.
I first ran across Christopher Jakobi when when he posted a video of his piece Aurora Drone early last fall on the Forum (you can download the Max patch for it here).
Hi Rob! Can you tell us a little about what you do at Cycling '74?I primarily work on Jitter development and support.
Ícaro, thanks for being interviewed.
I first ran into Antye Greie-Ripatti's work as a part of the duo Laub, and have followed her career since then in its many and varied forms - her solo work as AGF (I'm personally particularly drawn to her Source Voice release on the LINE label), the AGF/DELAY duo with her partner Vladislav Delay, and other collaborations with Zavoloka, the trio The Dolls (with Vladislav Delay and Craig Armstrong), and - more recently, as part of The Lappetites (with Eliane Radigue, Kaffe Matthews, and Ryoko Kuwajima).
When we do interviews with artists, we often stick kind of close to "the work", with a little biography thrown in for good measure (since it presumably helps to define the work).
I recently got a chance to catch up with Pete Dowling of Surreal Machines, and we did a little Q&A.
Ben, could you tell everyone what you do at Cycling '74?As most employees do at C74, I wear a number of hats.
Earlier this month, we highlighted VJ Manzo’s writing as part of a our book review series.
One of the great things about hanging around the Cycling '74 campfire is the great group of artists and musicians that are found there.
Welcome back, Julien.
What do you do at Cycling ‘74? My business card currently includes the lines “Education R&D” and “Content Creation,” although I would personally favor “Utility Outfielder,” provided that the term is something that would be understood outside of the world of baseball fans.
Throughout her career, artist Lisa Park has investigated the relationship between emotional states and the subconscious.
Formally trained and practicing as an architect, artist Filipa Valente forges beyond the expected precincts of surface, space, and form, creating immersive installations where the observer and perception serve as integral elements.
When I first saw videos of Bruno Zamborlin’s Mogees project, I thought "cool, someone has made an app for that old contact-mic trick." I’ve seen plenty of performances done with contact mics and drummers have been trigger-progressing sequencer patterns from pads since the 80's.
Roman Thilenius is a musician and programmer located in Frankfurt, Germany.
Jan-Bas Bollen is a composer, bass player, programmer and educator.
What got you started?
It is hard for me to trace the beginnings of my fascination with music, since both my parents were professional musicians.
Masato Tsutsui is a video artist.
An interview with singer, songwriter, and programmer Morgan Neiman .
In this unique interview the WaveDNA team, the developers of Liquid Rhythm reveal how they have embraced Max in all the stages of their software development.
Duane Pitre is a musician and programmer with a focus on electro-acoustic, and light electronics.
Oli Larkin develops software for music, including his own commercial plug-ins, and audiovisual art projects.
Michael Lowenstern is a Bass Clarinet player and programmer.