THE MAX MAESTRO is an animated notation system for choir/ crowd of people, which was developed within the artistic research project VOICES OF UMEÅ by Anders Lind, composer, CD at the Department of Creative studies/ Umeå university/ Sweden. It runs as a standalone application, created in MAX/MSP and is controlled by a midi interface and an Ipad. By using simple animated graphics on a screen, instead of a complex notated score the main ideas was to: 1. Enable common people without score reading skills to participate in complex performances for choir/ crowd of people. 2. Enable a choir/ crowd of common people to be synchronized with an electronic part in a performance without the need of a human conductor. 3. Enable live-improvisation with a choir/ crowd of common people. 4. Minimise the rehearsal time for a complex composition involving electronics and a crowd of common people performing live on stage. [Description from cycling74 website] Click here for more information.