Dates: Monday & Wednesday, June 18, 20, 25, & 27
Times: 6pm – 9pm
Course Length: 12 hours
Cost: $20/instruction hour, $240 total, $216 for GAFFTA Members
Location: GAFFTA, 923 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Max/MSP is a graphical programming environment, where you create your own software using a visual toolkit of objects, and connect them together with patch cords. This introductory course includes MIDI, alternative controllers, user interfaces, and timing objects, as well as controlling audio samples and hard disk recording with MSP. This is an introductory course, and no prior experience with MAX/MSP or computer programing is required.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

- Making a custom performance environment
- Using alternate controllers (joysticks, dance-pads, sensors, etc..)
- Audio Synthesis & Sampling
- Video Processing
- Building an application

Requirements: A laptop with Max/MSP installed is required for this class. Download the free full version of Max/MSP/Jitter for 30 days.

Matt Ganucheau


Matt Ganucheau is an artist, composer, designer and educator with a passion for exploring the boundaries of interactive digital culture. Ganucheau creates both physical and sonic environments that intend to engage his viewer by evoking a deeply reflective internal space. In his installations, he achieves this by immersing the viewer in a realm of digital projections linked to innovative interactive physical objects. Musically, he realizes this by building a unique harmony of electronic and acoustic elements within traditional compositional forms.

Over the course of his vastly multi-disciplinary professional career, Ganucheau has worked for software companies such as Apple, Native Instruments, Soundlflavor, and The BEAM Foundation, and at the same time, has taught various creative and technical courses at E’xpression College for the Arts. In addition, as an artist, he has exhibited work both in the U.S. and internationally and has been featured in publications such as WIRED, CNET, Adbusters, and MAXIM. And finally as a musician, has shared the stage with artists such as Flying Lotus, The Glitch Mob, Amon Tobin, Les Claypool, Cocorosie and Prefuse 73.