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.