ACAT2004 Electroacoustic Composition 2
A one-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week in Semester 2.
Satisfactory completion of Fundamentals of Computer Music.
To gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the techniques of sound synthesis.
Theories of the timbre synthesis techniques:
- frequency modulation;
- granular stochastic;
- Karplus Strong algorithm.
Advanced studio techniques, including: -mixing and mixing consoles;
- microphone techniques;
- spatial manipulation;
- reverberation and echo;
- analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion,
- digital sampling from sources such as microphones and tape recorders;
- editing digitized waveforms.
Active participation in preparing and presenting a concert of electroacoustic music, including program notes.
Assignments-40%. Examination performance 60%.
|Strange,A., Electronic Music: Systems,Techniques and Controls. Brown, 1972.|
|Chamberlin, H., Musical Applications of Microprocessors, 2nd edn, Hayden Books, 1985.|
|Appleton, J., and Perera, R. (eds), The Development and Practice of Electronic Music, Prentice-Hall, 1975.|
|Bateman, W, Introduction to Computer Music, Wiley, 1980.|
|Computer Music Journal|
|Eargle, J., Sound Recording, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980.|
|Griffiths, R, A Guide to Electronic Music, Thames and Hudson, 1979.|
|Strawn, J. (ed.), Digital Audio Signal Processing: An Anthology, Kaufmann, 1985.|
|Xenakis, I., Formalized Music, University of Indiana Press, 1971.|
|Software and hardware manuals as appropriate.|
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