2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Numbers: Noise and Music

Fall 2013 quarter

Faculty
Ben Kamen music technology and theory
Fields of Study
music
Description

This course will examine music theory and sound synthesis through the lens of the Max/MSP/Jitter programming environment. Students will learn how musical ideas can be expressed and manipulated using numbers, simple mathematics, and logic. We will work with musical scales, intervals, chords, and rhythms as well as 20th century concepts of musical organization.  Students will dive into digital synthesis techniques, exploring the overtone series and its relationship to timbre.  Students will create compositions that explore generative compositional processes, synthesis techniques and tuning systems.  No prior musical experience is necessary.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Mon
Location
Olympia
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening