My most recent composition, written for Max/MSP and Ableton Live. The audio samples I utilized were actually the individual tracks from a previous composition of mine, called Crayonada (hence the title). However, to add an initial extra bit of aural flavor, I applied a series of individual effects (which involved the convolving, filtering, and transforming of each sample) to each track to morph them into something that, while still relatively similar to the original composition, were also very different.
My instrument of choice was the eMotion Technologies’ Twist sensor suite (and, of course, my hat). While the Twist offered a myriad of different data streams that I could use as CC messages, I was also able to remap and reshape those same data streams into triggers, which allowed me to achieve an exponentially more interesting performance and musical result. I had several different data streams mapped to effects processing parameters, panning, and volume. I then triggered a specific sequence of events that controlled which track(s) were being heard. Whichever track was triggered also switched the panning controls to that specific track, to make it more apparent which track I had just turned on. Following the sequenced triggering, I then randomly triggered the state of each track to being either on, off, or partly on.
This is by far one of my most complicated pieces to date, both in terms of my Max/MSP programming and data-mapping/sound processing within Ableton.
Best heard whilst wearing headphones. Apologies for the periodic choppiness of the video…my computer was doing quite a bit of processing