2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Digital Audio and Music Composition

Summer 2013 quarter

Arun Chandra music composition, performance
Fields of Study
aesthetics, computer science and music
Preparatory for studies or careers in
music composition, information technology, computer science

This course will focus on learning to use the computer to create and manipulate waveforms.  Students will learn how to use the "C" programming language to synthesize and compose with waveforms while learning about their mathematical premises.  Students will create short compositions using FM, AM, granular, and other synthesis techniques.  We will listen to contemporary and historical experiments in sound synthesis and composition, and students will be asked to write a short paper on synthesis techniques.  Students will learn how to program in "C" under a Linux or OS X system.  The overall emphasis of the class will be in learning how to address the computer in a spirit of play and experiment, to find out what composition can become.  There will be weekly readings in aesthetics, along with readings in synthesis techniques and programming.  Students of all levels of experience are welcome.

Advertised Schedule
12-4p Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu (Jun. 24 - Jul. 25)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$50 for field trips
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