Max Addae is a composer, vocalist, arranger, and creative programmer from Bloomfield, New Jersey. He is in his 5th and final year at Oberlin College & Conservatory as a Double Degree student in Computer Science and Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA), studying with Dr. Eli Stine. Max’s work often explores the intersection of computer programming, human-computer interaction, and electroacoustic performance/composition — he sees technology and software as a powerful tool for extending the ways musicians create, teach, and interact with music and sound. Utilizing his background as a performer, composer, and software engineer, he aims to develop interactive and intelligent music systems that strive to understand and expand modes of human artistic expression.
Max was recently selected as the 2020 Presser Scholar recipient by Oberlin Conservatory, and his 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 classes, he is a Teaching Assistant for the TIMARA Department, Music Director of The Obertones (Oberlin's men's a cappella group), a Campus Tour Guide & Interviewer, as well as a Sound Engineer for several student-run theatre productions. Check out his resume(s), CV, or contact him for more information!
Artistic/Research Interests include: computer music, algorithmic composition, live coding, music software design, digital music instrument design, spatial audio, and human-computer interactive music systems.