is more than a notation tool. It is an interactive performance object. MaxScore can play back a score and drive your MSP patches through an instrument interface. Scores can be created and modified in real-time. You can add notes explicitly by specifying durations, pitches and dynamic, or use Max to generate an arbitrary stream of musical events and use MaxScore’s Transcriber to notate them automatically.MaxScore currently exports to MusicXML so you can load your scores into Finale and Sibelius. MaxScore also exports to the GNU LilyPond automated engraving system.
MaxScore was programmed in Java Music Specification Language by Nick Didkovsky (but requires no Java programming to operate). MaxScore was originally commissioned by “Bipolar – German-Hungarian Cultural Projects” – an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany and is currently supported by Stage_2.0, project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within its Innovative Hochschule initiative.
MaxScore is a Max package consisting of a number of environments, patches, playback devices, canvasses, abstractions and objects. It’s built around a Max Java object which accepts messages that can create a musical score, add notes to it, transform the notes, perform, save, and load the score, and export the score to popular formats for professional publishable results.
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“MaxScore is more than a notation tool. It is an interactive performance object. MaxScore can play back a score and drive your MSP patches through a well-defined instrument interface. Scores can be created and modified in real-time. You can add notes explicitly by specifying durations and pitches, or use Max to generate an arbitrary stream of musical events and use MaxScore’s Transcriber to notate them automatically.''
"Didkovsky collaborated with composer Georg Hajdu to create MaxScore, which allows JMSL’s scoring package to communicate with the more popular audio programming environment Max/MSP. Currently, most of Didkovsky’s development energies are directed towards improving MaxScore."
"MaxScore has changed the way I work with Max (which I’ve been using since 1991). Since I’m trained as a composer, I feel most comfortable when I can see my music represented symbolically, and MaxScore allows for that seamlessly. My research into generative systems incorporating genetic algorithms, multiagent systems, and ALife approaches now find their “voice” in notated music. In December 2011, my research group presented a concert of Musical Metacreation (computationally creative systems that produce music that should be indistinguishable from human-composed), in which MaxScore was indispensable. My software generated compositions (using a multi-stage genetic algorithm) that were sent to MaxScore, and the data saved as MusicXML files, which were imported into Finale and performed by musicians."
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