Course Overview - Sound on Space


This course will cover the fundamentals of sound spatialization and the underlying psychoacoustic issues. The course uses the SuperCollider 3 (or the old rainbow page) synthesis and algorithmic composition environment for its sound, music and programming examples.


Evaluation is based on a project.

  • An initial proposal for the project will be due (and required) on May 23rd
  • For Leistungsschein (Master + Magister): the written part of the project should be 4 to 5 pages long. The project it can be a small piece, design of a software instrument related to spatial sound, an installation, etc. Or it can be a paper only, in which case it should be longer (around 10 pages). The project or paper will be presented during the class, presentations should last at most 10 minutes. Projects can be done as a team but then the extent of the project should be bigger than if it were made by an individual student.
  • for Magister (Teilnahmeschein) a shorter presentation would be enough.

It is possible to present a single project for students taking both the Computer Music and Digital Synthesis and the Sound on Space courses.

Project Presentations

Each project will be presented in a 10 minute slot during the first 1/2 hour of the lecture time (last 5 weeks of the course). Please contact Fernando or Wilm to reserve a presentation slot.

Time and Location

The course meets on Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Big Studio at TU-Berlin (room EN324), from 25.04.2008 to 18.07.2008

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