Semester Schedule


  • Composing, recording, mixing, sampling and sample gathering, controllers, performativity, live processing, field recording, multichannel, DIY, networks, collaboration, multimedia, live streaming, listening, algorithms, programming

PART I: Sound and Live Performance Fundamentals

Week 1 – January 25th and 27th
– Course introduction and logistics; studio introduction
– Assignment #1: sample gathering and editing

Week 2  – February 1st and 3rd
– Sound fundamentals / hearing and listening, sound objects; microphone types, usage and placement

Week 3 – February 8th and 10th
– Performance controllers

Week 4 – February 15th and 17th
–  Live processing and dynamic composition

Week 5 – February 22nd and 24th
– Streaming and performance capture, live broadcast

PART II: Connectivity and Interactivity

Week 6March 1st and March 3rd
– Performances and critiques I (Tuesday and Thursday)

Week 7 – March 8th and 10th
– (Re)-introduction to graphical programming with PureData (PD)

Week 8 – March 15th and March 17th
– PD continued: control data, audio signals; designing user interfaces

Week 9 – March 22nd and March 24th
– Data streams, algorithms, networks; motion, performativity, and ensemble

Week 10 – March 29th and March 31st
– Performances and critiques II

PART III: At the interface

Week 11April 5th and 7th (SPRING BREAK)

Week 12 – April 12th and 14th  
– Multimedia; sound art, installations, and the web

Week 13 – April 19th and 21st
– New and experimental interfaces for performance; DIY technologies and open hardware

Week 14 – April 26th and 28th
– Live sound reinforcement, sound distribution, concert logistics

Week 15 – May 3rd and 5th
– Live sound reinforcement, sound distribution, concert logistics

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

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