2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Digital Audio and Music Composition


Summer 2012 quarter

Arun Chandra music composition, performance
Fields of Study
aesthetics, computer science, media arts and music
Preparatory for studies or careers in
music composition, computer science, liberal arts

This course will focus on using the computer to create and manipulate waveforms.  Students will learn how to use the "C" programming  language to synthesize waveforms, while learning about their mathematics.  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 and 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/Fri (Jun. 25 - Jul. 26)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$50 for tickets to performances
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
June 13th, 2012 Schedule changed to add Friday classes.