The proposed project is an album of 5-7 pieces written in MaxMSP, with each piece having different compositional aims and technological requirements. The pieces and their description/developmental phases are described below:
Drip (2020) is a fixed media piece written in Max/MSP. It explores delay, feedback, and ring modulation, as well as glitch-based artifacts.
Sunbeam (2020) is an experimental piece that attempts to create a unifying musical language while blurring the lines between rhythm, timbre and pitch. It was written in MaxMSP using a digital instrument called aaf.nanoDrone~ controlled by Korg’s nanoKontrol2 MIDI controller.
Moonbeam? (title & work in progress)
This piece is a compliment to Sunbeam, exploring other possibilities using the aaf.nanoDrone~ digital instrument.
Freesound API Piece (in progress)
This piece will use the Freesound.org API in order to download and play sounds using audience members text input from a webpage. The piece is in it’s initial stages, but the developmental process will look something like:
- Set up Freesound API in order to download samples based on text input locally.
- Set up a connection between MaxMSP on my local machine and a client to be able to receive text.
- Create client side UI. Include embedded stream on client side UI.
- Test the limitations for number of users, latency, etc., and debug.
- Run a test performance.
Rhythmic Max Patch Piece (in progress)