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

Performance date: Nov. 5, 2004

Documentation date: Nov. 5, 2004

Version state


Validation date: May 3, 2018

Executions dates of this version

  • Nov. 5, 2004,

Version documentalist

  • lemouton (

Version realisation

  • Serge Lemouton (Computer Music Designer)

Version length

47 mn


The patch actually works only on PPC processor macintosh.
A new version for MacIntel should be done (contact serge Lemouton).

Detailed staff

  • flute, clarinet, trombone, 2 percussionists, piano, violin, cello, double bass
(Detailed staff comes from Brahms, send mail to for correction.)

Electronic equipment list

Computer Music Equipment

  • 1 Macintosh Powerbook - Apple Laptops (Apple)
    Titanium model (PPC processor)
  • 1 Max/MSP - Max (Cycling74)
    version 4.6.3
  • 1 Sound Board - Sound Board
    Ex. RME Hammerfall
  • 1 Hammerfall Multiface - Sound Board (RME)
  • 1 MIDI Keyboard - MIDI Keyboard
    Ex. SY77 [Controller parameter:pitch, velocity, program changes]
  • 2 Pad - Pad
    Ex. ddrums. Velocity is not used
  • 1 Unitor 8 - MIDI Interfaces (Emagic)

Audio Equipment

  • 1 01 V - Digital Mixers (Yamaha)


  • Nov. 5, 2004, France, Paris, Palais Garnier


  • Ricordi


  • Serge Lemouton

Work length

  • 40 mn


  • Le songe de Médée (reprise) - Fri 26 Oct 2007 - Palais Garnier - None
  • Le songe de Médée - Mon 15 Nov 2004 - Palais Garnier - None
Download all files
File Author(s) Comment
Download [105.0 KB] Patch fossemedee07.pdf
Download [166.4 KB] Patch fossemedee07.png
Download [2.9 MB] Setup HP setup Jeremie Henrot
Download [309.3 MB] Patch max patch and sound files serge Lemouton
Download [21.5 KB] Document Mixer patch Jeremie Henrot
Download [2.0 KB] Patch thumb_fossemedee07.png


Sound diffusion

Sound diffusion is stereophonic and frontal, the electronic sounds should be mixed and well balanced with the ensemble in the pit.

There is a clic track for the conductor, in order to synchronize the first electronic sequences.

orchestra audio setup

Patch presentation - Main Patch

1.Add the folder lib to max search path

2.Open le_songe_de_medee.pat with Max/MSP Then press in order:

  • init

  • next/locate : seq1

  • start

Main patch

The sound-files are triggered by the midi-pad.

Sampler sound banks are played by the midi-keyboard, there are five banks, loaded by program changes sent by the midi keyboard.

To start the show, you have to start manually the first sequence by pressing the space bar.

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Version documentation creation date: None, update date: May 6, 2021, 3:10 p.m.