Let’s Make Some Hooks: Workshop on Interacting With Max/MSP Using Anything Around You.

October 31st, 2013 midday 
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam

A 1-day workshop breaking through the boundaries of the MIDI protocol and exploring approaches to translate our direct environments to sound.

New developments in music technology have always expanded the toolset of those working in the field of live-electronics. In the past couple of years, several technologies have emerged that allows for the intricate data communication streams to take place between audio programming languages an the outside world.

This workshop will examine the details and nuances of how we interact with electronic sound in realtime using Max/MSP as a tool to connect the world to electronic sound that we make. We will discuss the limitations of midi and some ways around them, the history of Max/MSP as a system for nuanced realtime control and different aesthetic tactics for approaching realtime control.

The following topics will be investigated throughout the workshop :

– Routing simple midi control, Audio analysis, Computer Vision, OSC and more.

– The goals of realtime control, pre-composition, and improvisation

– Aesthetic explorations of the implications of realtime control for electronic instruments and the development of performative interfaces.

Registration must be made for this workshop in advance using this registration link



DATE: 31 October, 2013
TIME: 12:00 – 16:00
LOCATION: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam
COST: €40


What to bring / prepare

Max/MSP install (demo is free for the first 30 days)



Peter Segerstrom (b 1978) is a musician and visual artist living and working in New York City. He grew up in the foothills of Northern California. Peter studied Electronic Music with Miller Puckette, Peter Otto and George Lewis at the University of California, San Diego. He went on to become the audio software designer and studio manager for ‘Recombinant Media Labs’ in San Francisco, developing a 16-channel spatialization performance system used by Robert Henke, Carsten Nicolai, Venetian Snares, Matmos and many other artists. Peter then attended the Rhode Island School of Design to participate in the newly developed Digital Media program there. After graduating he moved to Brooklyn to further his art and musical practices. Since living in New York Peter has taught at ‘RISD’ and ‘SVA’, performed with many talented musicians including Matthew Dear, Richie Hawtin, and John Tejada. In 2012 he released his debut album ‘Mercy’ on the newly minted record label ‘Magical Properties’.