THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Music 2D: Theory and Practice of Music Technology (U04155)
Using a freely available open-source music programming environment (currently Pure Data aka PD), this course introduces creative software development for making digital music. Focusing on the tools necessary to succeed in a range of MIDI and signal processing applications, students will implement custom systems to realise their musical goals within personal aesthetic frameworks.
? Keywords : Computer Music; Pure Data; PD; Composition;
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : 2nd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
? Other Required Attendance : 1 hour(s) per week for 5 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : 2 x 1 hour lectures per week, plus fortnightly tutorials.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will have:
? creative experience of music technology programming;
? a historical understanding of the technological developments that led to contemporary music technology practice;
? an understanding of the principles of and differences between analogue and digital music systems;
? listening experience of historical and current electronic/digital music repertoire;
? a secure grasp of acoustics as it impacts music technology;
? experience of real-time programming for music technology.
1 x c.2,000 word essay (40%), 1 creative project (60%)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Lindsay Hunter
Dr Michael Edwards
Course Website : http://www.michael-edwards.org/class
School Website : http://www.ace.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/