[CM] rts debut

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Fri, 23 Sep 2005 08:18:50 -0500

Composers might be interested in Hanspeters experience witht the new 
rts scheduler todd and i have been working on. Im forwarding most of 
his note with his permission.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Hanspeter Kyburz <hkyburz@gmx.de>
> Date: September 23, 2005 5:20:50 AM CDT
> To: Rick Taube <taube@uiuc.edu>
> Subject: Re: midishare?
> Hi Rick,
> it was really impressing! We had our last ten day block of experiments 
> in
> the hall of Centre Pompidou in Paris with the dancer (Emio Greco), 
> video
> (Joost Rekveld), light (Pieter Scholten), Max (Wolfgang Heiniger) and 
> CM
> (me).
> One rt-process simulted a virutal ensemble, which will be replaced in 
> the
> concerts by the Ensemble Intercontemporain. The other rt-processes were
> sprouted and continously modulated by more or less imprevisible 
> gestures of
> the dancer, but nevertheless were strictly referring harmonically and
> rhythmically to the dynamic context of the ensemble's deveopment. I 
> was most
> exciting to watch complex patterns based on descrete elements 
> depending on
> continous realtime control.
> Some people who came by sat there for hours just to follow the 
> rehearsals.
> Boulez also came and stayed there until the late evening, all the time
> asking questions about CMs patterns. What a curious guy with his 80 
> years!
> But above all it was quite a shock for some of the Ircam programmers 
> [...]
> , who were most interested in OpenMCLs
> native parallel threads and CMs rt-scheduler.
> With the Vienna Sample Library's sounds we even had a quite realistic
> simulation of the ensemble. One machine was just used for data 
> conditioning,
> filtering the incoming sensor data. From my machine CMs Mididata were 
> sent
> via Midishare (4 IAC Ports) to Kontakt (Software Sampler) and directly 
> to
> the another computer's video processing (Jitter). Kontakt's Audio was 
> sent
> from my machine to MAX on Wolfgang's computer. Communication remained 
> stable
> during the whole period of 9 days.
> My whole code has got blown up and is not very transparent at the 
> moment. As
> soon as I have time to comment it, I will send it to you. First I have 
> to
> clean it up and finish the score for the ensemble. Concerts will start 
> in
> Nov 8, 9, 10 and there will be two tours each of a month with several
> concerts in 2006. I hope we will have a reasonable video recording of 
> the
> premiere which I can send to you.
> [...]