Max/MSP

Drum Machine Ideas

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 | Building Things, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

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Italy is a good place to develop drum machines!

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Working on a new drum machine in beautiful Italy.

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Videos of Leafcutter John OXYO set

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 | Building Things, Electronics, Live Shows, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

New Leafcutter John music and Gig at London XOYO

Well I’m currently working in a forest in an undisclosed country working on the new version of my light controlled instrument – this time the wax splattered cardboard gives way to clear acrylic for a slightly more professional appearance.

out with the old

in with the new.

I’m looking forward to playing some new music with this at BEAM@NIME 1st JULY AT XOYO LONDON- info and your tickets here!

I’m also making a record, yes it’s been a long while but I’ve been hard at work trying to make sounds that I’ve never made before and put them together is totally new ways for me. I’m making a lot of software at the moment to explore a new compositional technique which essentially weaves sounds together in different ways. Here is a little portal into the technique…

More exciting developments for you coming up soon….

 

Simple Number Sorting in Max/MSP

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 | Max/MSP, video | No Comments

Here is the patch:

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1864.3oc6bssaaiCD84juBB+z1sNF7tD2GVr62QQQgrMiiZkkLjjay1h1u8U
jTxwoIlZrWK5KaQ.rijUjm4vYNyENJe61aFMs3Qc0HzefdG5la91s2bi8TlS
bS6w2LZYxiyxRprW1nk5ppjE5QiceVs9wZ64wcmYUR8rGRyW7gR8rZ2cVgmf
GiXQJ6azIhwHR7DL58s+Ioys2hhoe7Nxl6y8E404IK01O5uKSSx59j70KSyy
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xzIkdvCAkMIpAD3QbChHrvytPD5U.fvv9LOHhnIzF3fwD8afDcIgGyJVtTmW
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H.BjDVEgKgFPxiMqm8t1NtvxsPHtB2DCSEafT.h57BPIgKHFgCwAPcHUHIXt
g3o4HZ2gCwJLGpKbfPTP4EDPWXH0.vNuDGJa+L3XQ1hwYB2nO3dydzPXvgg1
zE1AfntMoMY0pOqKqZumVQYzxjO59eUfcpcZffb2g1c+cTo9yocWej8LIkyd
HsVOqdcoa2leLVN5Vy2y2u8eAIk59uB
-----------end_max5_patcher-----------

Using a ‘Finger Vibrator’ To create sounds for Adriana Lara’s film

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 | Electronics, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

The SOUND of MONEY Algorithmic Max/MSP experiment based on the Price Of Gold 1957-2013

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 | Building Things, Max/MSP, Music!, Software News | No Comments

This is a work in progress but I thought it might be interesting to some of you. The Max/MSP patch below tracks the price of gold between 1957-2013 and uses the data to control parameters of an algorithmic composition.

It’s a mess but it works!

Here is the price of gold between 1957-2013 expressed as an audio wave

You can clearly see it’s general upward trajectory, it’s a bit like a upwards ramp but with lots of extra harmonic content. This waveform is used for much of the percussion in the piece which you can hear below….

Gigs, London/Berlin

Friday, November 15th, 2013 | Building Things, Electronics, Live Shows, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

Hi, I’ve been beavering away in the LeafyLab  making good progress on my light controlled musical interface:

Coming up this month:

Nov 16th, Jazz on 3 BBC radio recording FREE – Cafe oto, London, Doors 2pm

Nov 24th, Old Cholmeley Boys Club, Dalston, London £6/£5, Doors 8pm

Nov 25th, Converse Hack Workshop, Hoxton, London. It’s oversubscribed already but you can register to join us online!

Nov 26th, Cafe oto, first outing of new light controlled instrument Kammer Klang night, £7, 8pm INFO

Nov 28th, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin w/Talvin Singh and others, 10€/8€, Festivalpass 30€, 8pm INFO

Be good,

J x.

Light Controlled Music Interview at Operation Ton, Hamburg.

Operation Ton #7 Licht & Ton: Leafcutter John & Nikolai Ockel von Sallwitz “The Light Controlled Interface” from RockCity Hamburg e.V. on Vimeo.

Vietnam Day 3 Field recording with Richard Eigner and Workshop with Vietnamese Musicians

Richard Eigner getting into the many sounds at a busy intersection in Hanoi

I’m starting to get into the swing of things, body clock is still very confused but the vibe of the city is such that it carries you along on it’s noisy, smoky, hyper-alive wake.  I spent several hours walking around recording and taking photographs with Richard today. And when stepping off the street and into the calm of my hotel I keep noticing that my body is actually vibrating such is the excitement of the city.

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Afterwards I headed to the Goethe Institut to give a workshop on my Light controlled music hard/software which was really good fun especially when the audience started getting involved with playing the interface. I learned a lot.

Arrived in Hanoi! (Day 1)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 | images, Live Shows, Max/MSP, Music!, Uncategorized | No Comments

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