MAX/JITTER workshop

Dates & places

25 – 27/10/2021
10.00-17.00 (lunch included)

Club Atlantis  / Tartu, Narva mnt 2 

Working Language



Max/MSP/Jitter is a visual programming language for music and multimedia developed and maintained by San Francisco-based software company Cycling '74. Over its more than thirty-year history, it has been used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers, and artists to create recordings, performances, and installations. Because of this extensible design, which simultaneously represents both the program's structure and its graphical user interface (GUI), Max has been described as the lingua francafor developing interactive music performance software..

The worksop covers both MAX/MSP Sounds and Jitter Visual (both from introduction to basic methods).

Day 1 will cover five different kind of patches for basic Method of sound/Visual performance and explain how to make together Patches.
Day 2eval explains how to arrange work with those patches, your own sound files and videos.
Day 3 gives for every participant an opportunity to create a performance (5-10 min.) performance (5-10 min)

The workshop is developed for beginners who have not worked with the programme before but all mid-level users are welcome, too. During the workshop Tatsuru Arai presents his work and also explains his methods in composing.

Terms and Conditions

Every student need to bring their own computer (Mac OSX or PC). Download and install Max 7 or 8 their (it is free): alla tuleb laadida ja installida Max 7 või 8 programm (see on tasuta):



If workshop leader is not able to travel because of the pandemic, the workshop will be held virtually and in full extent in any case. We guarantee full refund of participation fee to all participants whose plans to come to Estonia from abroad are impeded by travel restrictions. veebiplatvormi vahendusel ning see toimub igal juhul täies mahus. We guarantee full refund of participation fee to all participants whose plans to come to Estonia from abroad are impeded by travel restrictions.


Workshop fee for students (Student ID required): 150€
Workshop fee for professionals: 200€
VAT will not be added for countries in EU.

Fee includes also participation for the LUCI AGM and TAVA2021 Conference: (27-30.10.2021) and Lightfair (29.-30.10.2021)

If you are short of money, we also offer the opportunity to pay with volunteer work for the benefit of the festival.

Accommodation must be found by the participant, all registered receiving a promotional code to be used by our accommodation partners .


Please register by filling in the form

More information

Marko Kuusik

TAVA2021 curator of the workshops

Eva Tallo

TAVA2021 curator of the workshops

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