This all began as a joke within the "Material Team" - since we do a visual programming language, we should have an audio podcast! We could do virtual patching with phrases like "You really need to connect the second outlet of the umenu, because that'll give you what you really want for the midiout object." Yuck, yuck, yuck. But, just for fun, I decided to give it a try anyway.
Recently when I was hearing about a very exciting stage forthcoming stage production (you'll just have to watch this space!) that uses Max, I was reminded of one the last theater productions I saw that used the software, Schick Machine by the Paul Dresher Ensemble.
Robert Henke is a brilliant electronic musician who records and performs under his own name and also as Monolake.
I tend to look at larger bodies of work -- novels, recordings - even things like software, I suppose -- and wonder if there's a single point at which everything began.
David Wessel is Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley where he directs the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT).
With a set of experiences that includes playing with Tito Puente, touring with Peter Brook’s theatre ensemble in the ‘70s, and recently playing percussion with Rickie Lee Jones for the opening of the Experience Music Project in Seattle, it’s clear that Andrew Schloss has been all over the map for the past 30 years.
In the last 20 years William Kleinsasser has received national and international recognition in competitions, conferences and festivals by pushing technology to its limits.