This is the second course in the 220 series. It covers some basic sound synthesis techniques not covered last quarter (see 220a), algorithmic composition techniques, spatialization and some psychoacoustics. The course uses the CLM-2 (Common Lisp Music) environment to create all sound examples and the Common Lisp programming language (in which clm-2 itself is implemented) for all programming examples.
Common Lisp Music (CLM) is a public domain sound design language written
on top of Common Lisp, currently running in Macintosh PowerPCs, Windows
and several UNIX environments including SGI, Sun, NeXT and Linux.
Evaluation consists of 4 assignments and a final project. Each assignment
builds on the knowledge of the previous one, and the final outcome is a
final project which is usually a computer music composition. Alternatively,
there is an option of bringing back those skills learned during 220a (STK,
C++) and in combination with the algorithmic composition prowess achieved
so far, and a set of new skills (QT interface building, packet transmission)
develop a distributed audio application over the internet. This project
is going to be presented during the finals week.
submission track sheet
|JAN||1||7||Lisp,xemacs,clm,...||9||synthesis, modulation||Introduction||I (10%) sound check, synthesis - submission 1week later|
||2||14||Granulation I||16||state machines, markov||src, AlgComp I||II (15%) small study (grani) - submission 2 weeks later|
||4||28||vbap, htrf||30||ambisonics||Spatialization||III (15%) small study (spat) - submission 2 weeks later|
||6||11||Physical Modelling||13||cellular automata, chaos, fractals||PhysMod, AlgComp II||IV (20%) medium piece (physMod, random proc.) - submission 2 weeks later|
||7||18||...||20||...||ATS, Digital Filters||
||8||25|| ...algorithmic composition (nando)
||27|| network music project (chris)
|| Final Project phase (bifurcation)
||Final Project (40%) - presentation 3 weeks later|
||10||11||nando's wrap-up||13||chris' wrap-up|| Wrap-up
Supplementary information and links (Winter 2001), by Chris Burns.
Music 220b meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am to 11:45am. Winter quarter only, in the Ballroom at CCRMA.
|©2001-2003 Fernando Lopez-Lezcano. All Rights Reserved.