Jessica Ekomane
Oct 28, 2020

Intro to Sound Synthesis in Max/MSP

Berlin based composer Jessica Ekomane hosts a short introductory workshop focused on music & sound making with Max. The session will give an introduction to elementary skills for working with sound synthesis in the music programming software Max/MSP, in the context of experimental electronic music performances and sound art. With the goal of demystifying the interface and unlocking the freedom needed for experimentation, we'll cover the very basics of the software interface logic and how to start creating your own sounds. Max/MSP is a music programming environment that allows bringing together sensors, samples, synthesis engines and video. It is used by sound artists throughout the world, but also by visual artists and in installations. 

This workshop is open to all levels, with no prior skills in programming required. Participants are required to bring a laptop with Max (30 day free trial) installed and a pair of headphones. If you’ve never heard of Max and want to see how it works, there are a few videos to get started on the Cycling'74 Youtube channel.

The workshop is open to all backgrounds. We specially encourage women and non-binary participants to take part in the workshop. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Online via Zoom - Register here!

Registration: This workshop is PWYC ($20 suggested donation). Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation. Send an email to and we will manually register you to the workshop. You will receive an email with a Zoom event link a few days prior to the workshop. Contact for any questions.

About the Instructor:

Jessica Ekomane is a French-born and Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Her practice unfolds around live performances and installations. Her quadraphonic performances, characterized by their physical affect, seek a cathartic effect through the interplay of psychoacoustics, the perception of rhythmic structures and the interchange of noise and melody. Her ever-changing and immersive sonic landscapes are grounded in questions such as the relationship between individual perception and collective dynamics or the investigation of listening expectations and their societal roots. One of six composers chosen as collaborators by Natascha Süder Happelman for her installation at the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2019, her debut album, Multivocal was released on Important Records in 2019. Her work has been presented in various institutions worldwide such as CTM festival (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Dommune (Tokyo) or Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha).

About Mutant Promise: 

This workshop is developed in collaboration with Mutant Promise, a new programming, producing and artist booking platform supporting the work of musicians who combine a DIY and workshop practice with their performance, composition and release work. Check out more of their programming at 

Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at and

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary. 


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PWYC admission for this workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of EQ Bank.
EQ Bank is the digital banking platform launched in 2016 by Equitable Bank, Canada's Challenger Bank™. EQ Bank continually challenges the status quo to bring better banking solutions to Canadians. We are proud to celebrate and elevate the work of emerging digital artists across Canada and contribute to the growth of digital arts practice through arts education and community engagement. To learn more, visit

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