Max Computer Music Workshop at Charlotte New Music Festival 2021

    Feb 09 2021 | 4:43 pm
    Max Computer Music Workshop [Online]
    At the 10th annual Charlotte New Music Festival
    For creative technologists + musicians + composers. Signal processing as a medium for musical expression. The Max Computer Music Workshop (MCMW), led by Charles Nichols and Christopher Dobrian (author of "Max Cookbook"), is an intermediate to advanced one- to two-week immersive workshop, focused on programming and composing computer music in the Max visual programming environment. Participants will learn techniques for programming interactive computer music, culminating in a public recorded performance of works created during the workshop, performed by the composers and guest musicians. More info & to apply:
    Session A: "Max Programming Fundamentals" 2 weekends, (beginner/intermediate) July 16–18, 24–25
    Session A may be taken as a standalone crash-immersion weekend course, getting you adept with basic and intermediate interactive Max programming techniques. Most days will incorporate the creation of small practical études. 12:00-3:00 pm ET: Interactive Max Presentations 4:00-7:00pm: Max labs
    Session B: "Computer Music Programming and Composition” (intermediate-advanced) July 26–31
    Session B is a weekday continuation of Session A. You will further develop your Max programming skills and create a piece for performance in the Max Computer Music Concert on the last day of the workshop. 11:00-2:00pm ET: Interactive Max Presentations 2:00-4:00pm: CNMF guest presentations 4:00-7:00pm: Max labs
    Dobrian and Nichols will present a range of computer music topics, including:
    • Digital Audio — input/output, synthesis, recording, looping, processing, and spatialization
    • MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) data for musical control
    • OSC (Open Sound Control) data for communication between devices
    • Event timing, ordering, and sequencing
    • Program structure and user interface design
    • Composition of algorithmic interactive computer music.
    Download flyer: jpg, pdf. MCMW is part of the annual international Charlotte New Music Festival.
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    Composers Workshop (July 21-31) More info & application:
    A unique, collaborative workshop experience for composers of any age to participate in from anywhere! Internationally renowned, every year musicians & composers attend from nearly every continent.Work with professional ensembles and consult with distinguished guest composers throughout the creation of a new work. Hone your craft, build professional networks, discover innovative new music, receive valuable and pragmatic career advice from established artists with a wide range of experience, discuss the latest trends in contemporary music, interactive concert premieres, and much more!
    The virtual Charlotte New Music Festival 2020 last June was a very inspiring and meaningful experience despite the circumstances. We wanted to offer something sure and unwavering again and we take pride in delivering an uncompromising professional development experience. It's our aim that this will bring another strong opportunity for individuals to reach new heights, learn to fully utilize strengths and assets, along with the opportunity to learn and work with such remarkable professional groups of creators & interpreters. We look forward to more great concerts, discovering new music, networking, and hosting composers and performers from around the world!
    Love & Music,
    Elizabeth Kowalski
    Composer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist
    Founder & Exec. Artistic Director,
    Charlotte New Music (Charlotte, North Carolina)
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