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MusicHB ACAT3002

ACAT3002     Electroacoustic Composition 3

A one-hour seminar and a one-hour practical each week in Semester 2.

Satisfactory completion of Algorithmic Composition 1.

To gain a practical understanding of the techniques of simple algorithmic composition.


  • Use of microcomputers for composition.
  • Use of sequencing software to store compositional information.
  • Use of MIDI-controlled software and hardware.
  • Elementary use of music composition languages.
  • Active participation in preparing and presenting a concert of electroacoustic music, including program notes.

Examination performance-100%.


Chamberlin, H., Musical Applications of Microprocesors, 2nd edn, Hayden Books, 1985.


Bateman, W, Introduction to Computer Music, Wiley, 1980.
Strawn, J. (ed.), Digital Audio Signal Processing: An Anthology, Kaufmann, 1985.


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