MAX/MSP/Jitter Workshop

MAX/MSP/Jitter Workshop

West Hall, Room #118

February 28, 2007 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


iEAR Studios, in collaboration with Harvestworks Interactive Music Workshops, is pleased to sponsor a free MAX/MSP/Jitter workshop on Wednesday, February 28 from 1-4pm in West Hall, Room #118.  Enrollment is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve your spot or for more information, please contact Laura W. Andruski at (518) 276-4829 or email her at  The workshop is open to all.

Harvestworks Interactive Music Workshops
Sponsored by the New York Music Fund

About the Project
The Composer's Guide to Useful Technology is a two-year project of workshops, symposia, consultations, tutorials and problem-solving forums taught by the Harvestworks staff at art and music centers around New York State.
For the last thirty years Harvestworks has offered composers on-site recording studios, workshops and classes in emerging technologies supporting the pioneers of computer music with equipment and instruction. Harvestworks is now a leading center of music technology investigation and application. Our artist/engineers/instructors are experts in their practice— in many cases they developed and write the manuals for new software and hardware.
Our current services reflect the technological needs of composers. We offer classes in sensor building, interactive performance systems and programming environments, computer based recording programs, immersive performance and listening experiences, all of which have become significant tools for the creation, performance and distribution of music.
Workshop at RPI
RPI will host a free workshop that will take place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday February 28 from 1pm – 4pm.  In the first part of the session, Hans Tammen, composer and production manager from Harvestworks, and Matthew Ostrowski, composer and Harvestworks consultant will give a lecture about current and recent artistic projects at Harvestworks. In the second part of the workshop they would be available for individual Project Management consultations from workshop participants. Consultations will outline project resources, timelines, skill needs and financial estimates. We will also follow up with the workshop participants over the next year to monitor their progress.
About Hans Tammen: His music has been described as a journey through the land of unending sonic operations, his playing as reverse engineering of the guitar. He recorded with a wide range of artists such as Herb Robertson, Denman Maroney, Günther Müller, Keith Rowe, Alfred 23 Harth, or Dominic Duval. He works as a production manager at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center <> in New York, responsible for the oversight of all projects related to Max/MSP/Jitter and Physical Computing.

About Matthew Ostrowski:  A New York City native, he is a composer, performer, and installation artist working primarily with electronics and sound. He studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. He has shared the stage with everyone from John Zorn and David Behrman to a trio of Elvis impersonators.
About Harvestworks

Founded in 1977 to cultivate artistic talent using electronic technologies, Harvestworks' mission is to encourage the creation and expand the dissemination of digital media artwork. From its central SOHO location and through its Internet presence Harvestworks provides accessible and coordinated digital media production, education, information and content distribution services to a diverse creative community that includes electronic music composers, interactive media designers, film and video makers, digital tool developers and computer programmers. By bringing together innovative practitioners from all branches of the digital arts, Harvestworks provides a vital context and catalyst for creativity in the digital arts.
About The New York State Music Fund
The New York State Music Fund is established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The Fund is a grant program that increases availability and accessibility of music by contemporary artists to diverse audiences and communities throughout New York State.

Later that evening, iEAR Presents! will feature Matthew Ostrowksi in a Create @ iEAR residency performance at 7:30pm in West Hall, Room #118.  The event is FREE and open to the public.  Developed with Patrick McGraw, a particle physicist, Ostrowski's software instrument features a cheap glove-shaped videogame controller. The elastic and somewhat unpredictable motions of the object, rather than of the glove itself, are used to control musical parameters.

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