Physical Interaction Design For Music
CCRMA Summer Workshop 2007
June 25 - July 6
Instructors: Michael Gurevich, Carr Wilkerson
Special Guests: Bill Verplank, Max Mathews
COURSE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
This course was originated in 1996 to offer a hands-on approach to interaction design for musical applications. It was originally helmed by Max Mathews and Bill Verplank, and early on was jointly taught over teleconference with instructors at San Jose State and Princeton. In 2002, CCRMA began offering a intensive two-week workshop version of this course during the summer.
This workshop integrates programming, electronics, interaction design, audio, and interactive music. Focus will be on hands-on applications using sensors and microprocessors in conjunction with real-time DSP to make music. Specific technologies will include C programming for Atmel AVR microcontrollers, PD and/or Max/MSP for music synthesis, and sensors including force-sensitive resistors, bend sensors, accelerometers, IR range finders, etc. Participants will design and build working prototypes using a kit that can be taken home at the end of the workshop. Further issues to be explored will include modes and mappings in computer music, exercises in invention, and applications of sensors and electronics to real-time music. The course will be augmented by a survey of existing controllers and pieces of interactive music.
COURSE SCHEDULE (will change as needed)
We will meet from 9am-5:30pm daily, with a break for lunch from 12-1:30.