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Jun 06 2010 | 4:27 am

Hi Maxers,

It has been a long time since I’ve posted. My MFA has been keeping me busy but I am almost done.

While some of you know my looping software – Kenaxis – I thought you might be interested in another software/improvised music game that I’ve created. Its coded in Max/MSP and I’m happy to share the code if you like. (Its a bit of a spaghetti mess.)

The software controls LED lights that are placed in front of musicians and triggered by a conductor either locally or via the internet. I had Pauline Oliveros in Oslo, Lisle Ellis in New York, John Oswald in Toronto and Paul Cram in Halifax all controlling a large improvising ensemble in Vancouver, BC.

The video makes it a lot easier to understand how it all works.

Hardware used is an Enttec DMX USB Pro interface from my computer to control 15 Chroma–Q Color Block 2 LED DMX controllable lights.I also had the Fantastic iPhone app working with the patch so you could use an ipod touch or iphone to control the lights as well.



Jun 08 2010 | 7:07 am

Uauh!! Incredible work, AMAZING!! Can you post your patch in the share Forum? I think it will interest a lot of us!


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