Music 220b | winter 2016
Compositional Algorithms, Psychoacoustics, and Spatial Processing
Ge Wang and Orchi Das (TA)


lectures | assignments

class: T+Th 10:30am-12:20pm
location: CCRMA classroom (the Knoll)
prerequisite: 220a - or by instructor's permission.

course summary:

This is the second course in the 220 series. It investigates algorithmic composition, advanced sound synthesis techniques, as well as the aesthetics of computer-mediated music composition, and as they relate to psychoacoustics, and spatialization. The course uses the ChucK programming language for assignments and projects. The format consists of in-class discussions and lectures, individual and group assignments, and a final project.

synthesis / analysis topics:
  • subtractive synthesis, filters
  • modulation / AM / FM synthesis / waveshaping
  • timbre, sculpting, perception
  • granular synthesis / FOF's / phism
  • FFT / audio analysis / UAna in ChucK / resynthesis / event detection
  • formant-based synthesis
  • learning to program these via ChucK
algorithmic composition topics:
  • aesthetics of computational music
  • algorithmic composition tools and approaches
  • elements of computer-mediated composition
  • algorithmic sonification
  • rule-based, constraint-based systems
  • state machines / cellular automata / genetic algorithms
  • aesthetics of computer-mediated composition and performance
assignments:
  • coming soon!


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