CAC Atelier 06 | Visual Programming Language: Max/MSP/Jitter and Basics of Audio-Visual Interactions



2018.12.01 (Saturday)

11am – 5pm

Workshop Leader:

Chronus Art Center (No.18, No.50 Mo Gan Shan Rd, Shanghai)

Admission Fee
Workshop 200 RMB
CAC Membership 120 RMB
Student 100 RMB

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*Only 30 seats available, please R.S.V.P.




Max/MSP is a visual programing language for creative audio and media practices. Its connectivity and adaptability allow the software to be widely applied to creative recording, media performance and art installation. The versatile and agile program allows users to connect several building-blocks that will act as a unified program and provides a development environment for creative experiments.

Since its creation in the 1990s, Max/MSP has evolved into a sophisticated development environment for multimedia creation, in which Max processes logic and algorithms while MSP controls the audio signal frequency. Another sub-environment named Jitter focuses on video production. In the workshop, HAN Han will introduce these three programs and share his experience using Max/MSP/Jitter for audio-visual performance since 2010. The workshop offers attendees an entrée to the world of personalized audio-visual programming.


11.00 – 12.40

Introduction of the visualized programming environment, Max, and the video production sub-environment

Jitter programming basics


12.40 – 13.30



13.30 – 15.00

Basics of audio-visual interactions:
The three basic elements of sound
Midi, tempo and rhythm
Is real-time audio-visual interaction possible?


15.00 – 16.30

Practical design of a simple audio-visual system through Max/MSP/Jitter with the instructor's guidance


16.30 – 17.00

Introduction of "Sequencer Electronics"

Q&A session


System Requirements and Resources Provided

This workshop is devised for the participants with no prior knowledge of Max/MSP.

Please bring your own laptop (with MacOS in recommended) and with Max or Max free trial version ( installed before the workshop.

Attendees who require assistance with software installation should arrive 20 minutes early.

Participants will be provided with a bottle of free coffee from SAY COFFEE COLD BREW.



About Workshop Leader


GOOOOOSE is the side project of Han Han, frontman of one of China's most well-known experimental-rock/electronica band "Duck Fight Goose" and also ownerof the experimental record label Miniless Recordings. His multi-instrumental approach of making music usually leads the audience into a place where ambient soundscape, heavily synthesized texture and syncopated rhythms find their harmony, yet still fighting with each other sometimes. Apart from making music, HAN Han is also a visual artist and software developer. GOOOOOSE is more like a spiritual cave of Han Han, he currently lives in Shanghai. There are 5 Os.

Since 2012, Han Han started to perform in various venues in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Estonia, France and United States, including Haus der Kulturen der Welt and CTM festival in Berlin, Cite De La Musique in Paris and SXSW festival in Austin. As a music producer/composer/Audio-Visual artist, he also participated several art projects since 2017, such as a full audiovisual live performance for Zhang Ding's work Vortex, composing music pieces for Andrey Boleslavsky's VR works at CAC art center, Designer Zhang Da (Boundless), Wang Hao Min (Zuczug, WHM)'s 2018 spring fashion show(original music for full show). He also produced indie band Late Trouble's first album. In the same year, he released debut full-length album They and received positive reviews from several places including Japanese media Music Magazine.

At the beginning of 2018, Han Han was invited to CTM festival in Berlin to perform. He will release several new EPs under D-force Beijing, NLS records from London/Hongkong and Ante-Rasa from Belgium. His artwork THEY 2.0 will also be exhibited in Goethe-Institut in Beijing 798 from September 1st to October 14th in 2018.



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Free cold brew will be provided during the event to spark intelligence and energy.
Special thanks to SAY COFFEE COLD BREW for its generosity.