Designing a Flexible Workflow for Complex Real-Time Interactive Performances

Gómez, Esteban and Jaimovich, Javier

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents the design of a Max/MSP flexible workflow framework built for complex real-time interactive performances. This system was developed for Emovere, an interdisciplinary piece for dance, biosignals, sound and visuals, yet it was conceived to accommodate interactive performances of different nature and of heterogeneous technical requirements, which we believe to represent a common underlying structure among these. The work presented in this document proposes a framework that takes care of the signal input/output stages, as well as storing and recalling presets and scenes, thus allowing the user to focus on the programming of interaction models and sound synthesis or sound processing. Results are presented with Emovere as an example case, discussing the advantages and further challenges that this framework offers for other performance scenarios.