Music for Machines & Systems

    Music for Machines & Systems is an ongoing project in which I am using Max/MSP to sequence hardware synthesizers and drum machines. Max has helped me combine my interest in process-music techniques (mainly derived from classical minimalism) with my love for contemporary experimental electronic music, and has enabled me to work with rule-based systems while retaining a hands-on approach to dialing in sounds which comes with using hardware.
    Pieces in this series are typically composed by layering a number of static but non-repeating patterns, then triggering a few basic structural changes as and when certain numerical conditions are satisfied throughout the patch.
    Max is sending MIDI data (both note on/off and CC) to my machines, which are in turn sending their audio signals back into Max for further processing.