RAW is a work that asks the musicians to improvise on unfinished musical material and to collectively create a work in real time as they are given ongoing random choices to make. RAW embraces the unpolished and unbridled opportunities that unforseen combinations offer us to respond to in the process of making art.
RAW is a Max patch where each player influences the structure by sending a message to the patch at his or her own descretion. The Max patch in turn chooses random combinations of players to play, suggestions for the type of music to play and a random prerecorded text sample to be played.
The original version was made for MAZE with the instrumentation of flute with electronics, bass clarinet, double bass, electric guitar, piano with electronics and synthesizers. All of the voice samples were made in 2014 and are the voices of the members of MAZE.
Please contact me if you would like the Max patch or the Max application and the PDF score to perform RAW.