Information for the next and subsequent events will be announced at https://www.geidai.ac.jp
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Thanks to Cycling '74, we will be able to give presents to the participants. A lottery will be held on the final day.
See the detail of the workshops here
"Max Summer School in Geidai" is celebrating its 5th time this year. The theme is "Max and Gesture", and at the same time, we will once again reconsider the new possibilities of Max. Gestures here include body movements, as well as sensors and interfaces (devices) for recognizing them. Unlike traditional musical instruments, it refers to the development of new musical instruments by oneself, or the one in which the human body becomes a musical instrument, which triggers to sound or images with Max. It is also very important to process the input data with Max.
At the workshop, very beginner, beginner, intermediate, and advanced lectures will be prepared, and the goal is to thoroughly learn Max according to the level of each participant. In addition to technical explanations, what can be done with Max, what kind of performance can be done by combining the above-mentioned gestures with Max, what kind of sound can be generated, etc. (real-time sound generation, images, utilization in installations, etc.) is also aimed at mastering the knowledge.
The workshop will be divided into four levels: very beginner (for those who are new to Max), beginner (for learners at the first half of the tutorial), intermediate (for those who have completed the tutorial level), and advanced. In each lecture, based on the actual examples prepared for this workshop, we will proceed in the form of a tutorial to learn while actually doing programming work on the computer that each person brought. Also, as with last year, we plan to create an environment where you can review and learn applications while asking tutors individually at Discord.
We are planning to hold a Max Summer School face-to-face and online at the Senju Campus of Tokyo University of the Arts this year as well.
In this year, Max Summer School will be held with world-renowned artist, Atau Tanaka. Atau Tanaka is a Japanese-American and currently teaches at Goldsmith University in London. Atau Tanaka is performing herself using an electromyographic sensor, a sensor that recognizes muscle movement and force (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8CKjmE7zys). Atau Tanaka will be attending online from London.
One of the lecturers, Suguru Goto at Tokyo University of the Arts, has also created many works that use sensors. In the case of Suguru Goto, he developed something like a robot suit with sensors attached to every part of the dancer's body (https://vimeo.com/123135248). Suguru Goto will teach face-to-face.
By developing such a new musical instrument, it will be a clue to guide new performances, installations, experiments, and research. Max plays an important role. Data from sensors, Arduino and Kinect can be processed efficiently and easily with Max. Furthermore, it also expresses the data as sound and images.
There have been no workshops anywhere in the world where you can share information such as what you can do with Max and gestures, and what you can do with it. There will be a lot of exciting content.
Max (Max / MSP / Jitter) is a program development environment with a graphical interface. Originally developed for composing (computer) music, it has come to be used in real-time acoustic synthesis and interactive systems for performance due to its ease of use. It is also widely used in media art works using multimedia, images, and the Internet.
Tokyo University of the Arts Max Summer School Executive Committee
August 1st (Monday) -August 5th (Friday), 2022
10: 00-18: 00 (Meet at 9:00 on the first day)
August 1st-August 4th, 2022
Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju Campus, Hall 7, and Online
Atau Tanaka (Goldsmith University), Suguru Goto (Tokyo University of the Arts), Hideaki Isobe (Tokyo College of Music), Masatsune Yoshio (Showa University of Music)See bio here
PC with Cycling '74 Max (demo version is also available) installed
May 17, 2022 ~ Sunday, June 19
Every year, the capacity will be reached as soon as the application starts. If you would like to participate, we recommend that you make an application as soon as possible.
About the content of the course
Max Summer School Executive Committee
Tokyo University of the Arts Senju Campus Office
TEL: 050-5525-2727 (Weekdays 9: 00-17: 00 Closed on weekends and holidays)
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