gverb~ object

November 29th, 2006

This object implements the same reverb algorithm found in my Griesinger VST plug-in. It is a pretty good stereo reverb at a low CPU load. It currently allows the user to change the decay time and not much else. More parameters (like those in the plug-in) will be available in future versions. Available for Max/MSP [...]

The Laptop Ensemble as Pedagogical Tool

November 6th, 2006

ICMC 2006 @ Tulane University. Co-Chairs: Nathan Wolek and Virgil Moorefield Additional Participants: Dan Trueman and James Harley ABSTRACT – The performing ensemble has a firmly established role in music education. In the music conservatory model, conventional acoustic groups such as the chamber orchestra provide students with the opportunity to apply musicianship skills that are [...]

used these

September 29th, 2006

Fall 2006 Faculty Composers Recital @ Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. In June 2006, I traveled to Ontario to participate in a symposium on the legacy of composer Iannis Xenakis, in addition to doing a little sightseeing with my family. Acoustic materials for this piece are drawn from recordings I made during [...]

through some

July 5th, 2006

This piece is an artifact, evidence of a day spent in the studio avoiding mundane tasks, reconnecting with an artist who at the time felt neglected, forsaken and buried beneath an Everest of to-do items and checklists that for just one day had to be put on hold so that he could remember how much [...]

Perceptually significant features of granular processing

June 8th, 2006

Xenakis Legacies Symposium hosted by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. ABSTRACT – In Formalized Music (1963/1992), Iannis Xenakis proposed a method of using sonic grains to synthesize original sounds. His musical application of Gabor’s (1947) theory of “acoustical quanta” has since spawned a variety of electronic and computer music techniques chronicled by Curtis [...]

Exploring New Places for New Music

June 3rd, 2006

Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.  Part of the soundaXis Festival 2006. This panel discussion on presenting music in unusual contexts was sponsored by the Canadian League of Composers.  I was asked to participate as a panelist based on my position as Music Director of Mobile Performance Group.  I spoke about our early performances of Parking [...]

A Simplified Granular Processing Interface Based on Perceptual Research

April 16th, 2006

This is my dissertation that was completed to fulfill the requirements of my PhD at Northwestern University. The findings informed my later plug-in design work for Hipno, a set of plugins published by Cycling74. The chapter 2 contain a primer on granular methods that many people have told me they found useful.  Chapter 3 reviews granular [...]

FFTexternals v0.2

March 26th, 2006

A small collection of externals used for various spectral processing. Includes objects for computing amplitude in decibels and a few complex math functions. Available for Max/MSP 4.x. Special thanks to f.e chanfrault for the windows port. Download Mac OS X version – 16 kb (NOTE: Not Universal Binary) Download Mac OS 9 version – 16 [...]

cpPan~ object

March 24th, 2006

This object implements a constant power panning formula and applies it to any input signal. Panning info can be sent as audio or control data. Uses a lookup table, so it is very efficient. Also included in the granular toolkit. Download Mac OS X version – 4 kb Download Mac OS 9 version – 4 [...]