About Me

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Biography

My name is Max Addae, and I am a researcher, vocalist, composer/arranger, and creative technologist developing interactive voice technologies for musical and creative contexts. I am a Graduate Research Assistant in the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab, advised by Tod Machover. Drawing from my experiences in vocal performance, computation, and electroacoustic composition, my research aims to augment vocal expression and enhance the relationship between voice, technology, and embodiment.

I am a recent graduate of Oberlin College & Conservatory, where I was a Double Degree student in Computer Science and Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA), studying with Dr. Eli Stine. My works have been programmed and recognized internationally by organizations such as the International Society of Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) and the Society of Composers (SCI) Inc., as well as in music festivals such as the Indiana State University Music Now Festival, the Oberlin Danenberg Honors Recital, and the Kansas City (KC) Vitas Chamber Choir concert series.

Outside of my research work, I sing and arrange a cappella music in various styles, and I am one of the Music Directors of Berklee's esteemed pop/R&B a cappella group, Upper Structure.

Feel free to explore the rest of my website for examples of my academic and musical works, and contact me for more information!

Artistic/Research Interests include: voice technology, machine listening, human-computer interactive music systems, music AI, algorithmic composition, digital music instrument design.