As usual I’ve been messing with the Max Patch just to give some unpredictability to the upcoming performance. 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 unforeseen combinations offer to respond to in the process of making art. RAW was premiered on Saturday 21 May 2017 as part of the MAZE Festival.
RAW is a Max patch where each player influences the structure by sending a message to the patch at his or her own discretion. The Max patch in turn chooses random combinations of players to play, suggestions for the type of music to play and random prerecorded text samples to be played.
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