Loadbang: Introduction to Jamoma

BEK 27.11.2009 13.0027.11.2009 15.00


Jamoma has been developed for more than five years and has been used for teaching and research within science and the arts. It has provided a performance framework for composition, audio/visual performances, theatre and installation gallery settings. It has been also used for scientific research in the fields of psychoacoustics, music perception and cognition, machine learning, human computer interaction and medical research.

Features include:

  • A large and peer-reviewed library of modules for audio and video processing, sensor integration, cue management, mapping, and exchange of data with other environments
  • Extensive set of abstractions that facilitates everyday work with Max/MSP/Jitter
  • Specialized sets of modules for work on spatial sound rendering, including support for advanced spatialization techniques such as Ambisonics, DBAP, ViMiC and VBAP
  • Modules for work on music-related movement analysis
  • Powerful underlying control structures that handle communication across modules
  • Strong emphasis on interoperability
  • Native OSC support, thus making it easy to access and manipulate processes via external devices and interfaces
  • Comprehensive documentation through maxhelp-files, reference pages and growing number of online tutorials
  • Jamoma is easily extendable and customizable

About loadbang

loadbang is a series or regular meetings for artists and students working on real-time based prosessing of media using software such as Max:“”, SuperCollider and Pd. We will meet twice a month to discuss a number of advanced topics. The participants will be encouraged to propose topics for upcomming meetings as well as to present and discuss their own projects, so that we can focus not only on technical issues but also the artitsic use of the software.

loadbang is a collaboration between BEK and Bergen National Academy of the Arts, with support from the Norwegian Art Council and The Municipality of Bergen. Meetings take place at BEK, C. Sundtsgt. 55, top floor.