Introduction to COMPUTER MUSIC
(timings are tentative)
Ways in which computers are used in music:
August 25 - September 8
composition, notation, recording, etc.
How do we hear sounds ? Making a CD; ADC & DAC.
Computer Music centers, organizations, venues.
Brief history of Electro-acoustic Music and Computer Music in particular:
Analog electro-acoustic music.
An overview of selected digital synthesis methods.
- physical modeling, etc.
September 13 - October 13
Creative assignment: short piece using scripts
October 18 - 20
Brief review of Computer-assisted Composition methods:
October 25 - November 17
- stochastic distributions
- Markov chains
- other methods used by Xenakis: Group Theory, Game Theory,
Random walks, arborescences
- genetic algorithms, cellular automata, AI
- Manifold compositions
Using DISSCO and the LASSIE interface
November 29 - December 6
- DISSCO tutorial
- a critical look at the MusicN paradigm.
- unifying synthesis and composition; the object-oriented
- LASSIE and DISSCO features
Lab: working with LASSIE/DISSCO; Final projects
Discussion of sketches for the FINAL project due 11/15
Draft of FINAL project due 11/29
Work on final projects
Final exam: Monday, December 12, 1:30-4:30 pm
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