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

Documentation date: June 14, 2020

Version state


Validation date: June 15, 2020

Version documentalist

  • poletti (

Version realisation

  • Eric Daubresse (Computer Music Designer)

Version length

25 mn

Upgrade Motivation

Porting of the original Max4 patch to Max8 64bit


What was achieved in this version:
- created technical setup drawing & present documentation
- converted all sound files from 44.1KHz to 48KHz current standard
- created an independent Max Project
- fixed a potential crash when loading sound files twice
- tested all sound files

WARNING: The present version was made in studio and needs to be tested in a real performance situation.

Detailed staff

  • 4 flutes, 4 oboes, 4 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 3 percussionists, 2 harp, piano, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, strings
(Detailed staff comes from Brahms, send mail to for correction.)

Electronic equipment list

Computer Music Equipment

  • 1 MacBook Pro - Apple Laptops (Apple)
    Mac OS EL Capitan or later
  • 1 Max 8 - Max (Cycling74)
    Max 8 or later
  • 1 Sound Board - Sound Board
    Minimum: 6 separate audio outputs
  • 1 KX 88 - MIDI Keyboard (Yamaha)
    On stage - needs to send program changes
  • 1 BCF 2000 - MIDI Mixer (Behringer)
    In-patch MIDI mixing (optional)
  • 1 Footswitch / Sustain Pedal - Footswitch / Sustain Pedal
    For keyboardist (optional)
  • 1 Volume Pedal - Volume Pedal
    For keyboardist (optional)
  • 1 Midi interface - MIDI Interfaces
    Connects the MIDI keyboard to the computer

Audio Equipment

  • 4 Loudspeaker - Loudspeakers
    15" full-band speakers
  • 2 Stage monitor - Stage Monitors
    For keyboardist and conductor
  • 2 subwoofer - Subwoofers
    18" subwoofer
  • 1 Digital Mixing Desk - Digital Mixers
    Minimum: 6 separate inputs / 8 separate audio outputs


  • March 20, 2004, Allemagne, Berlin


  • Lemoine

Work length

  • 25 mn
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Download [2.5 MB] Document Documentation Manuel Poletti
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Download [2.6 MB] Document Documentation - Microsoft Word Manuel Poletti For further editing
Download [279.3 MB] Performance patch Performance Patch
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Global description of the live-electronics

The Max patch plays some stereo sound files which are dynamically spatialized through 4 speakers placed around the audience, and mono sound files played through frontmost speakers . Sound files are triggered from a keyboard player on stage.

The keyboard is linked from the stage to the live-electronics computer in the control-room through a MIDI connexion. The keyboard player triggers MIDI notes together with the conducting, and MIDI program-changes to select different banks of sound files. Therefore the keyboard needs to have the possibility to send some MIDI program-changes easily. A Yamaha SY77 or KX88 model is recommended.

The role of the computer music designer is to set up the live-electronics, install and run the Max patch, monitor the MIDI input while following the score, and mix the live-electronics during the performance.

Please read the documentation files for further details.

Version documentation creation date: June 14, 2020, 5:10 p.m., update date: May 6, 2021, 3:09 p.m.