Subject: MAX Digest - 3 Mar 1998 to 4 Mar 1998 Resent-Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 16:17:07 -0500 Resent-From: "Jeremy Roberts"
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 05:00:11 -0500 From: Automatic digest processor (by way of Jeremy Roberts, ) Reply-To: "MAX - interactive music/multimedia standard environments" To: There are 3 messages totalling 154 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Play a sequence backwards? 2. LEXIKON_SONATE 2.0 released 3. "Composing Interactive Music" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 00:17:57 -0500 From: Tom Ritchford Subject: Re: Play a sequence backwards? Steve Smith wrote: > >Is any instruction to the seq object which will set it to play a sequence >backwards? It ain't clear that would work well... for example, you don't want note-off commands to precede their note-ons... Program changes would happen at the end. It's not like reversing audio -- these are commands! I don't believe the seq does it. It would be almost trivial with something like Pyrite, a nice and free list based plug-in for Max. As an aside, I love Pyrite to pieces... for some reason, I just can't get behind digital audio like SuperCollider or msp. A lot of it comes from the fact that I'm always aiming at performance systems... If only Pyrite would allow me to have variable length lists... all lists are allocated at the same length, so if you need one or two really long lists, it means that all of the lists must be really long -- no more memory. I'd be perfectly happy with just a way to say, "This specific list is going to be (this length)." /t ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 11:59:31 +0100 From: "Dr. Karlheinz Essl" Subject: LEXIKON_SONATE 2.0 released LEXIKON-SONATE 2.0 (1992-98) Interactive Real Time Composition for Computer-Controlled Piano Stand-alone application for PowerPC and 68040 Apple Macintosh computers Enhanced user interface with new interactive control features Released 3 March 1998 --- Vienna (A) - LEXIKON-SONATE, a legendary work in the field of algorithmic composition by the Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl, has now been released as a stand-alone application for PowerPC and 68040 Apple Macintosh computers. LEXIKON-SONATE is a work-in-progress which was started in 1992. Instead of being a composition in which the structure is fixed by notation, it manifests itself as a computer program that composes the piece - or, more precisely: an excerpt of a virtually endless piano piece - in real time. Lexikon-Sonate lacks two characteristics of a traditional piano piece: there is no pre-composed text to be interpreted, and there is no need for a pianist or an interpreter. Instead, the instructions for playing the piano - the indication "which key should be pressed how quickly and held down for how long" - are directly generated by a computer program and transmitted immediately to a player piano (or a MIDI synthesizer) which executes them. Version 2.0 of LEXIKON-SONATE comes with a newly designed user interface which gives you enhanced interactivity control facilities. It allows you - so to speak - to play a complex piano piece on the keyboard of your computer. Web versions ============ For all those who want to listen to the LEXIKON-SONATE on the Internet, there are several specially designed web version of the piece ranking from MIDI to RealAudio. Guide your browser to: http://www.essl.at/works/lexson-online.html if you wish to listen to the piece online. System requirements =================== LEXIKON-SONATE runs on 68040 or PowerPC Apple Macintosh computers under Mac OS 7.x / 8.x. It can either control an external MIDI instrument (like the Yamaha Disklavier, a sampler, or a MIDI synthesizer with a good piano sound), or it plays directly through the Macintosh's built-in speaker. The later option needs Quicktime 2.5 - for improved sound quality the use of the new Quicktime 3.0 is highly recommended. Downloading =========== LEXIKON-SONATE is a free-ware computer program and can be downloaded from: http://www.essl.at/works/Lexikon-Sonate.html On this page you will also find more information about this piece and its underlying ideas. Dr. Karlheinz Essl - Composer Vienna / Austria Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology http://www.essl.at/ ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 15:13:41 -0400 From: Howard Harawitz Subject: "Composing Interactive Music" Hi, As someone new to Max (and Macs) I was very much interested in hearing about the publication of "Composing Interactive Music" by Todd Winkler. FYI -- I called MIT Press to order the book, but was informed that although scheduled for publication in February it wasn't actually ready for delivery yet. However, they are taking orders and will ship as soon as it is available. Regards, Howard >Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:52:14 -0500 >From: todd_winkler@BROWN.EDU >Subject: Composing Interactive Music > > Announcing the publication of a new book from MIT Press > > >Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max > >by Todd Winkler .... etc. ========================================================== Howard Harawitz, President email@example.com ========================================================== Brooklyn North Software Works, Inc. Purdy's Wharf, Tower 2, Suite 1703 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 3R7 Telephone: 1-902-423-0257 FAX: 1-902-425-0731 ========================================================== http://www.brooknorth.com ------------------------------ End of MAX Digest - 3 Mar 1998 to 4 Mar 1998 ********************************************