An introduction to the multiple ways computers, are used in music with emphasis on sound synthesis and composition. Learning how to use the equipment and the software available in the Computer Music Project. of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios . Among the topics to be discussed are:
The goals of the course are to provide students with some understanding of the "behind-the scenes" mechanisms of sound synthesis and computer-assisted composition programs and to allow them to experiment with two pieces of powerful software developed at the Computer Music Project and Argonne National Laboratory. Small creative projects using SoundMaker and DISSCO will be assigned in preparation of the FINAL PROJECT, and original composition of 3-5 minutes.
Dodge and Jerse Computer Music Gareth Loy Musimathics Pierce and Mathews The Science of Musical Sound C. Roads, ed. The Music Machine ... DISSCO Tutorial Dietel & Dietel C++ How to Program Reichard and Johnson Teach Yourself UNIX
Form analysis assignment 15% Three creative assignments @15% 45% Final project 30% Class participation/attendance 10%
Attendance Students who miss more than two sessions without excuse or do not come to class on time will be asked to drop the class.
No late assignments will be considered.
Final exam: Wednesday, December 16, 7:00-10:00 pm
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