THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2006/2007
Non Real-Time Systems (P01183)
Flexibility and the ability to combine various approaches, integrating the
? Costs : Blank CDs, tapes as required
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 5 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
* An understanding and appreciation of the advantages of non real-time
systems and when to use them instead of real-time environments
* An ability to contrast and compare computer music-making environments
* A practical understanding of computer programming paradigms and their
relation to and potential generation of compositional structure
* Experience of generating musical notation algorithmically
* An enriched compositional palette
Two projects will be submitted, one half-way through the course, the other at
the end. Each will be worth 50%. Both are to be completed on an individual
basis, i.e. no collaboration is permitted.
Project 1: A synthesis and/or signal processing assignment will be
completed in a non real-time music programming environment. The
result will be the generation within the chosen environment of a short
piece in the form of a sound file.
Project 2: An algorithmic composition project of the student's own
choosing should be realised using any environment present thus
far. The result may be an installation, score, CD, or interactive
computer environment. The project must be agreed in advance with the course organiser.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mr Scott Walker
Dr Michael Edwards
School Website : http://www.ace.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/