As part of Music 220C at Stanford’s CCRMA, I intend to explore the
creative potential of frequency-domain quantization/dequantization. This
follows on and was inspired by the work I did this past winter in
Marina Bosi’s Perceptual Audio Coding course.
However, whereas the goal of that class was to teach students how to develop
coders which achieve perceptual transparency at relatively low data rates,
I approach the same or similar algorithms from the opposite perspective.
I’m not concerned with data rate compression at all, and I’m interested in
generating as much distortion as possible with an end goal of crafting an
electroacoustic piece showcasing the various phenomena which arise.