As part of our annual electronic music festival (see here http://www.electricspring.co.uk/),
the The University of Huddersfield will be hosting the 6th MSP Power Users Symposium. This is a free public event with an opportunity to hear about and discuss a range of exciting work in MaxMSP from both creative and "nerdtalk" perspectives.
Date: Saturday 18th February
Venue: The Creative Arts Building (ROOM CAM G/01), University of Huddersfield
This year we are very pleased to present an international set of invited guest speakers to talk about their work. Below is an outline.
Hope to see lots of people there
MSP Symposium Co-ordinator
Research Fellow @ The University of Huddersfield
Timo Rozendal - Making applications for interactive video sampling with MaxMSP - current work at Smadsteck/Eboman
Timo will discuss the process of creating audiovisual software in MaxMSP, both from the perspective of overall project design, and also particular details of implementation in his recent work.
Luke Woodbury - Max and Special Needs
Luke will be talking about the benefits that Max offers in an environment where rapid programming, modular approaches and physical interfacing are key. He will be discussing alternative control interfaces, multi-speaker installations, wireless technologies, iPads, RFID, DMX lighting control, motion tracking and interactive floor projection with a SEN focus.
Luke has a background in creative music technology and interactive sonic art and became involved in special needs education almost by accident. He is now researching for a PhD and crusading about the opportunities that Max offers in the Special Education arena whenever he gets the chance.
Andrea Agostini - bach: automated composer's helper
bach: automated composer's helper is a freely downloadable, cross-platform set of patches and externals for Max, aimed to bring the richness of computer-aided composition into the real-time world. It provides Max with two new data types: rational numbers and lllls (an acronym for Lisp-like linked lists), the latter being a list capable to contain other lllls in itself, somewhat like a Lisp list. In addition to that, it includes a large collection of tools for operating upon these new types and a number of advanced facilities and graphical interfaces for musical notation, with support for microtonal accidentals of arbitrary resolution, measured and non-measured notation, polymetric notation, MusicXML files and much more.
In this talk, an introductory overview of the features of bach, as well as some real-life usage examples, will be presented.
Martin Parker - MAX in recent and not-so-recent projects
I am a composer, improviser and soloist with laptop, my sound-centric projects focus on encounters between computers, people and places. Based in Edinburgh, I perform and compose work involving computers, I develop sound installations and sound design projects with a range of theatre companies, symphony orchestras, visual artists and ensembles. At this MAxMSP symposium, I will talk about several recent and not-so-recent projects in which MAX played a fundamental part in both the work's conceptual development and its realisation.