The setup and the execution of the electroacoustic part of this work requires a Computer Music Designer (Max expert).

Performance date: June 7, 2019

Documentation date: Sept. 6, 2019

Version state


Validation date: June 3, 2020

Executions dates of this version

  • June 7, 2019,

Version documentalist

  • meier (

Version realisation

  • Franck Bedrossian (Composer)
  • Robin Meier (Computer Music Designer)
  • Clément Cerles (Sound engineer)

Version length

11 mn

No other version available

Detailed staff

  • 3 flutes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons, 4 saxophones, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussionists, piano [préparé] , electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, accordion, electric guitar, strings
(Detailed staff comes from Brahms, send mail to for correction.)

Electronic equipment list

Computer Music Equipment

  • 1 Live - Music Software (Ableton)
  • 1 Max 7 - Max (Cycling74)
  • 1 Altiverb - Audio Plugin (AudioEase)
  • 1 BCF 2000 - MIDI Mixer (Behringer)
  • 1 Footswitch / Sustain Pedal - Footswitch / Sustain Pedal
    to triggger the cues (for the conductor or the keyboard player)

Audio Equipment

  • 1 ear-monitor - Headphones
    click track for the conductor


  • Oct. 16, 2016, Allemagne, Donaueschingen, Donaueschinger Musiktage


  • Verlag Neue Musik


  • Robin Meier

Work length

  • 11 mn
Download all files
File Author(s) Comment
Download [3.4 GB] All-in-one ableton session + max patch robin meier
Download [64.8 MB] Audio file(s) click track files for conductor robin meier
Download [2.9 MB] Document documentation twist bedrossia robin meier
Download [71.7 MB] Score SCORE with pedal cues robin meier
Download [190.0 MB] Audio file(s) sound files robin meier



This was run on live 9.1 and max 7 (64bit)

although untested I see no reason why it shoudn’t run on live 10 with max 8.

the conductor needs headphones for the clicktrack

pedal triggers are usually done by the fender rhodes + conductor. this has to be negotiated with the musicians…


copy twist-bedrossian-2016

install altiverb 7

add twist-bedrossian-2016 to max searchpath

Setup + Performance

Max Patch, Ableton Live Session and soundfiles are at 48kHz

open twist-101-PHILARParis-MAIN with outputs on the console muted

trigger the scene called allOFF tu mute all effects and outputs

in live preferences activate midi input for max1 and max 2 and output 1 and 2 also

activate remote midi for input max 1 and 2

activate audio units

make sure live uses max7 64b

switch all bcf faders to channel 16

fader 16/1 is for realtime (aux)

16/2 soundfiles (aux)

16/8 master

open twist-remote.maxpat in MAX 7

in the twist-remote subpatcher, make sure that midiout is set to “from Max 1” so it is received by ableton.

each event sends out a specific midi note number that is (midi-)mapped in live to a the corresponding scene

use escape key to reset everything

use arrow keys to prepare next event

use spacebar to trigger next event

activate pedal when performing

attention: pedal must arrive on different channel from “from max” otherwise it triggers ableton scenes

first event has 4 beat count-off in the clicktrack, before playing the first soundfile

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Version documentation creation date: Sept. 6, 2019, 3:01 p.m., update date: May 6, 2021, 3:09 p.m.