Semester Schedule

PART I: Sound and Live Performance Fundamentals

Week 0 – January 25th
– Course introduction and logistics; studio introduction

Week 1 –January 30th and 1st
– Sound fundamentals / hearing and listening, sound objects; microphone types, usage and placement

Week 2 – February 6th and 8th
– Editing, sound analysis, and manipulation; sound deconstruction and live mixing

Week 3 –February 13th and February 15th
– Hardware and software configurations, data / signal paths; Performance controllers

Week 4 –February 22nd (Thursday only)
– Live audio (concert prep): sound reinforcement and propagation, sound and time

PART II: Connectivity and Interactivity

Week 5 – February 27th and March 1st
– Performances and critiques I (Tuesday and Thursday)

Week 6 – March 6th and 8th
– (Re)-introduction to graphical programming with PureData (PD)and

Week 7 – March 13th and 15th
– PD continued: control data, audio signals; designing user interfaces

Week 8 – March 20th and 22nd
– Sensors, data streams, networks; motion , performativity, and ensemble

Week 9 – March 27th and 29th
– Collaborative/cooperative creative work

Week 10 – April 3rd and 5th – SPRING BREAK

PART III: At the interface

Week 11 – April 10th and 12th
– Performances and critiques II

Week 12 – April 17th and 19th
– Multimedia; sound art, installations, and the web

Week 13 – April 24th and 26th
– New and experimental interfaces for performance; DIY technologies and open hardware

Week 14 – May 1st and 3rd
– Live sound reinforcement, sound distribution, concert logistics

Week 15 –May 8th
– Final performance discussion and logistics

Final Concert: Sound Art Forum, Date, time, and place TBD

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