There will be one term project which will be presented or performed on Wednesday, December 2.
The assignment is to invent and construct a musical physical interaction that uses continuous control. The project can be done solo or in groups. As a general rule, groups tend to work better if you are trying to make something that is a tool other people will use. Working alone seems to work best for people who have a specific creative project or composition for which they would like to some physical interaction component.
- Skill: who can use it?
- Learning: how long will it take to learn?
- Expression: can the user develop a model of the sound space and achieve a desried sound? is this important?
- Improvisation: repeatable but instant response
- Intuitiveness: is the mapping clear for the performer? for the audience?
Week 3 (October 5 – 11):
- Think about project ideaS (note the ‘s’ which means “more than one”)
- You will be required to sketch 10 ideas
- Don’t get married to one idea
- Talk to classmates about your ideaS.
- Try to find people who share your interests and/or complement your abilities.
Week 4 (October 12 – 18):
- Wednesday: Present your 10 ideas to the class
- Homework: Research some of those ideas
Week 5 (October 19 – 25):
- Monday: Form Groups
- Homework: Prototyping and brainstorming exercises for your idea.
Week 6 (October 19 – 25):
- Create a project plan
- system diagram(s)
- parts (to be) purchased
- individual responsibilities
Week 7 – 9
- Work on your projects while getting help from teaching staff and guest lecturers
- Maybe work on your projects?
Monday, November 30 – Dress Rehearsal
- Plan to set up and at least sound check with working instruments
- Give other groups feedback about their work
Wednesday, Dec. 2
Final Presentations 1:30 – 3:20
Wednesday, December 2 – Friday, Dec. 4
Mandatory documentation and cleanup sessions