Undergraduate Course: Algorithmic Composition (MUSI10087)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Flexibility and the ability to combine various approaches, integrating the results of one system into another environment is the key to creative and constantly developing work in this field. Experience in real-time audio programming in Max/MSP is thus compared and contrasted with non-real time systems, in particular concentrating on the benefits of such and where and when to apply these non real-time techniques.
Flexibility and the ability to combine various approaches, integrating the results of one system into another environment is the key to creative and constantly developing work in this field. Experience in real-time audio programming in Max/MSP is thus compared and contrasted with non-real time systems, in particular concentrating on the benefits of such and where and when to apply these non real-time techniques.
As well as gaining experience programming in these environments (which may include Common Lisp Music, Common Music, Common Music Notation, Supercollider, CMusic, CSound, CMix etc.) students will be exposed to general-purpose, text-based programming paradigms and their use in generating compositional structure. This experience of algorithmic composition will then be combined with synthesis/signal processing or in the generation of musical scores. The whole is aimed at enriching the composer's compositional palette, enabling them to assess different approaches and thus choose appropriate tools for future projects.
Seminars will develop the contextual and aesthetic background to computer music and take the form of discussion of set reading and listening.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Weekly 2 hour lectures and fortnightly 2 hour tutorials (tutorials in even weeks)
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Written feedback will be provided via the electronic submission system. Students will be notified by class email lists once the provisional mark and feedback are available to view.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate insights into algorithmic composition systems and the benefits of such in the top-down planning of musical processes
- demonstrate a practical understanding of computer programming paradigms and their relation to and potential generation of compositional structure
- demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the advantages of non-real time computer music systems and when to use them instead of real-time environments
- demonstrate an insight into the history, theory, repertoire, and aesthetics of computer music.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||algorithmic composition,digital signal processing,computer music
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Edwards
Tel: (0131 6)50 2431
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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