Music 199/499: Musical Informatics

Spring 2010

Class notes

  • Proportions
    Acoustics and Psychoacoustics:
  • Sounds and computers
  • Sets and operations with sets | Herma chart.pdf
  • Perception of sounds
  • Sounds and the environment
    Organized sounds I:
  • Scales and modes
  • Equivalence relations
  • Symmetries and group structures
  • Patterns as objects
  • Hierarchies
  • Probability and stochastic distributions
    Organized sounds II:
  • Chance procedures
  • Directional processes
  • Self-similar processes; fractals| Burnson - Incandescence.aif
  • Developmental techniques| Messiaen.pdf | Varese 21.5.pdf
  • The arrow of time
  • Game Theory
    Music as a Complex Dynamic System:
  • Attractors | Dog Behavior.pdf | Stroe - Types of Music.pdf
  • Cybernetics | Predator and prey.gif
  • Information Theory
  • Birkhoff's Aesthetic Measure

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