BackBeat 2003

Premiere: 23.06.20003, HfMT Hamburg, Martin von Frantzius, Laptop
Interactive rhythmic composition based on an MaxMsp Patch, which allows to play polyrhythmic structures. Back Beat was inspired by David Wessel’s “16th Beaters”.

Main features:

  • probabitlity for each beat
  • velocity for each beat
  • probability linkage for small rhythmic patterns
  • meter per track/phrase

With the old machines from 2003 it wasn’t possible to get a rhythmic stable playback – but it was fun, anyway.