Standalone Max/MSP patch for Saariaho's "Trois Rivieres," programmed for Eco Ensemble's 2012 season.

Initial assessment:

I downloaded the patch from the publisher here:
http://www.chesternovello.com/default.aspx?TabId=2432&State_3041=2&workI...

I was able to get this patch (standalone app) running on an old Mac running system 10.4.11.

I am NOT able to get it running on a newer Mac running 10.5.8 with Max/MSP 5 installed on it.

The patch was last updated in 2005.

WE may need to request a new copy o the patch.

They say to write to Jean Baptiste Barriere for any questions regarding the patch:
For specific requests or issues regarding the patchs' (including requests for WINDOWS versions of the patchs') please contact Jean Baptiste Barrière, jb@barriere.org

Here is the other information from the publisher's site regarding the electronics for this piece:

Notes about the electronics from the Chester Novello (the music publisher's) site:

here

http://www.chesternovello.com/default.aspx?TabId=2432&State_3041=2&workI...

and here:

http://www.chesternovello.com/documents/additional/general-notes.htm

Trois Rivières

download the latest Max patch version

Current Version (for percussion quartet)

for general notes click here

Infinite reverberation (e.g. Lexicon PCM81 or PCM91) - see Appendix I for parameters.

General reverberation (e.g. Lexicon PCM81)

4 head-sets with microphones for voice

· A minimum of 4 directional microphones depending on the hall.

· Mixer & stereo diffusion

Note: A WINDOWS patch version will be available soon. For a request of a specific patch version, please contact Chester Promotions.

Original Version (for percussion quartet)

2 Lexicon LXP15 for various effects.

Yamaha SPX90 or SPX1000 for various effects.

4 head-sets with microphones for voice

A minimum of 4 directional microphones depending on the hall

Mixer & stereo diffusion

General Notes

For information about Max/MSP, including downloading the software, please visit www.cycling74.com

For specific requests or issues regarding the patchs' (including requests for WINDOWS versions of the patchs') please contact Jean Baptiste Barrière, jb@barriere.org

Suggestion for Audio Interfaces:?• Motu 828mkII, please visit www.motu.com?• Motu 896 HD, please visit www.motu.com ?• Digidesign DIGI002, please visit www.digidesign.com?• RME Hammerfall, please visit www.rme-audio.com

Suggestion for Computer Specifications: (generelly)?• Apple Macintosh – G4 or greater with at least 500Mhz CPU; 256MB Ram; Mac OS 9.2.2 operating system or Mac OS X 10.2.x?• PC – Pentium 3 or greater with at least 500Mhz; 256MB Ram; full Quicktime for Windows; Windows XP (home or pro) operating system - Windows versions of the Max/MSP patchs' are not yet available for download, but can be requested through email (see above email address)

Suggestion for Reverberation:?• Infinite reverberation (e.g. Lexicon PCM81 or PCM91)?• General reverberation (e.g. Lexicon PCM81 or PCM91)?Note that reverberations can be achieved with Max/MSP.

Suggestion for Harmonizers:?• Yamaha SPX90 (discontinued) or SPX2000, Eventide Ultra Harmonizers series, or any dual pitch shifting device.?Note that harmonizers can be achieved with Max/MSP.

Suggestion for MIDI:?• MIDI interface – it depends on the number of MIDI channels necessary for each piece, but several Motu MIDI interfaces (e.g. Motu Fastlane or Motu Micro Lite USB) or other brands can be used.?• MIDI triggering - sustain pedal (for Max triggering) should be connected to the Macintosh/PC through any MIDI keyboard or voltage to MIDI converting device (e.g. MIDI Solutions’ Footswitch controller, see www.midisolutions.com)

Suggestion for Mixer:?• Generally we recommend digital mixers like Yamaha 02R, Yamaha 03D, or Yamaha DM200, all allowing 4 outputs. When analogue mixers are used, they should be together with compressors and equalizers.

Suggestion for Diffusion:?• Any high quality diffusion system like: Meyer Sound; Genelec; Audio33 Amadeus; Nexo; etc.

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