P8 – Lights

For this project you will develop an electro-acoustic performance piece that will incorporate live control of DMX lighting systems. Feel free to use the example Max patches and Max-For-Live devices that are shared in the Google Drive as jumping off points. You may use the network-controlled lights installed in the overhead grid in the Media Lab, or set up your own wired lighting systems use the low-latency USB DMX interfaces.

In addition to your project files you will be submitting video documentation of your piece in all of its audiovisual splendor. As always be sure to organize your Ableton project thoughtfully with meaningfully named tracks. Before submitting your project do “Collect all and save” to make sure all your files are copied into the project folder. Zip your entire project folder and upload to Google Drive. In Google Drive set your permissions so that “Anyone with the link can view” your zip file. Submit the Google Drive link via Canvas.

If time allows, your project will also be presented in class so we can enjoy it in its fully lit glory. Be sure to have it tested out for performance/playback using whatever lighting system you choose to work with.