Tap Dancing with Ableton Live, Max 8 & Max for Live

US Improvised electronics from Norway      11/08/23

Combining real world sounds with electronics can often deliver inspiring results. We've featured the work of Kristoffer Lislegaard before - with his amazing Ardunio MIDI interpreter. This time round, he's working with a dancer called Janne Eraker who has control of various parameter tempos thorough the medium of tap dancing! More info about the project can be found here: https://lisleg.com/oy

The track is from Janne's solo album Movements for Listening, which consists of 10 different collaborations (Øy being one of them) where she is researching what recorded tap dance can be in 2023. Here are some words from her electronic coconspirator Kris...

In short, I have a contact mic on the wooden plate that Janne is tap dancing on, then I am using a complex combination of Max, Max of Live and Live to use the sound as clock for sequencers (like analog clock on a modular system), envelope followers that can be routed to all 256 midi-mappings, as input for drum synthesis and as an audio signal for processing and sampling. 

 

Here is the full version of the track: 

 

Here are the websites of the respective artists:
https://www.kristofferlislegaard.com/
https://www.janneeraker.com/

 

About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.



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