February 13th – 16th 2023
Limited to 12 individuals per session.
MESS members $10
MESS is happy to announce a series of workshops hosted by Cycling 74.
These workshops are suitable for beginners interested in learning more about Max (sometimes referred to as Max/MSP & Jitter) — an interactive programming software that allows users to create and process sounds, music, and media — and the recently released RNBO, a new patching environment designed to export sounds made in Max to create new web experiences, hardware music devices and audio plugins. RNBO even allows you to generate the source code from Max, giving you ultimate flexibility.
About Cycling ’74
Max – sometimes called Max/MSP – and RNBO are interactive visual programming tools made by a software company called Cycling ’74.
Cycling ’74 was founded in 1997 by David Zicarelli, who since the late 1980s has been a developer of the Max programming environment originally created at IRCAM by Miller Puckette. The company initially sold an add-on to Max called MSP but soon took over the development and sales of Max itself from Opcode Systems.
In addition to Max and MSP, the company expanded its software offerings with Jitter in 2001, Max for Live (co-developed with Ableton) in 2009, Gen in 2011, and RNBO in 2022.
These sessions will be presented by Tom Hall
Tom Hall is an Australian audio-visual artist residing in Lake Arrowhead, California (just outside of Los Angeles), where he has lived and worked for 12 years.
Tom’s practice can be summarized as an ongoing exploration into space and time that draws inspiration from peripheral environments, phenomenology, and non-linearity found in the everyday.
Using multiple approaches to recontextualize these interests, creating sound and imagery that accumulates in hybrid environments and translations. These accumulate in found and computer-programmed sound synthesis, visual synthesis, live av, and physical installations. Tom has also released several recordings in the past two decades, along with exhibitions and live audio-visual tours worldwide.
Additionally, Tom is a versatile sound designer and programmer. Over the past two decades, Tom has worked across various genres and sound domains, including sound design for respected companies such as Ableton, Korg, Roland, and Arturia. He has also programmed custom music hardware and software for many world-class artists and spent the last decade as a developer of educational materials and media at Cycling ’74, makers of the programming language MaxMSP/Jitter, Gen~, RNBO & Max for Live.
Tom’s open-mindedness and ability to hone unique sounds from esoteric material regularly see him work across various digital and analog domains throughout the music industry.