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Mark Mosher Intros 9 Box Method For Electronic Improvisation      23/02/11

Electronic musicians and blogger (Modulate This!) Mark Mosher has introduced 9 Box Method, a new system that allows for performance, improvisation, and "spontaneous tribal jams" with music, sound, and light.

9 Box isn't a product, but a concept - a consistant and transportable method that overlays comercially available components such as Ableton Live, and Percussa AudioCubes.

It's also a set of templates and patches that will allow players to spend more time making music and sound than configuring hardware and software.  The first edition of 9 Box will be based on 6 Percussa AudioCubes., but Mosher plans to adapt it to the Novation Launchpad, too.

"9 Box" refers to a 3x3 matrix of 9 clips - hence the "9 Box".

Why 9 clips? 9 clips can be mapped to a single AudioCube and are a small enough number that it's easy to keep track of the relationship between the physical interfaces and the sound phrases.

The system is intended for applications in social musical jams, music education, music therapy, installations, and festivals and supports 1-4 players per instance. Without changing any settings, or having to reconfigure controllers, the system can organically scale from 1-4 players. Playsers simply decide what role they will take and re-arrange the cubes accordingly.

Mosher's video, above, demonstrates setting up and getting started with 9 Box Method. Details and template downloads are available at the site. 


James Lewin
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Greetings Patrick from footprintsdownunder here.personally I go for Mac the iBookG4 it is light coacpmt and very robust. Also look for the new Sony range there are some good ones there but no where as good or strong as the Mac. The new ones have a magnetic power cable very good idea.Another good one a bit older is the HP / Compaq NC6220 a very robust long lasting pc if you have to have a pc Was this answer helpful?

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