I just returned from several days at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference. In addition to hearing loads of new music, I gave a presentation on the MPG Carepackage. This continues my efforts to get more people using this collection of patches for networking computers running Max/MSP/Jitter and sharing musical data. Overall, the reaction was positive and I hope many of my colleagues from around the country will follow up by downloading the following files:
- enhanced podcast of lecture – 14.1 MB
- extended abstract in PDF – 104 kb
- MPG carepackage – last update 11 Nov 2009, 185 kb
It is worth noting that I gave this MPG Carepackage lecture earlier at FEAST in November and you can download a recording of that presentation. At FEAST, I was a little less pressed for time and so it might be easier to understand the more relaxed pace of that version.
I also had a chance to spend some time with two former Stetson students: Jana Fisher (BA/2009) and Chester Udell (BM/2005). Jana had a piece entitled Top40:France selected for the conference. She created this spectral composition for her senior project and it sounded fantastic on the big Genelec speakers. Chester had a piece for trombone and live electronics that was really well done and I am not the only one that thought so; Chester was awarded first place in the annual SEAMUS/ASCAP Student Commission! Big congrats to him as this is a huge honor.
All in all a good conference. Looking forward to hearing where next year will be held.