So, I've recently been learning a bit of Max/MSP. Mostly doing the tutorials that come with the programme (any recommended literature would be appreciated). This got me to wonder, I learnt about Max from modern orchestral composers like Pierre Boulez, and even Jonny Greenwood. But I don't exactly understand how they mix the software with instruments, or how they balance generative aspects of the music with actual composition. Does anyone know how contemporary composers use Max/MSP in this context? I reckon perhaps it has something to do with Serialism, of which I don't understand a lot but think it's something to do with systems and series (hence the name, duh). Perhaps it's an evolution of this composing technique applied to modern technology?