Semester Schedule

PART I: Sound and Live Performance Fundamentals

Week 1 – February 9th and 11th (Assignment #1: sample gathering, in studio)
– Course introduction and logistics; studio introduction

Week 2  – February 16th and 18th
– Sound fundamentals / hearing and listening, sound objects; microphone types, usage and placement

Week 3 – February 23rd and 25th
– Hardware and software configurations, data / signal paths; Performance controllers

Week 4 – March 2nd and 4th
– Streaming and performance capture, live broadcast

Week 5 – March  11th (9th is a break)
– Performance I meetings and consultations

PART II: Connectivity and Interactivity

Week 6 – March 16th and March 18th
– Performances and critiques I (Tuesday and Thursday)

Week 7 – March 23rd and 25th
– (Re)-introduction to graphical programming with PureData (PD)

Week 8 – March 30th and April 1st 

– PD continued: control data, audio signals; designing user interfaces

Week 9 – April 6th and 8th
– Data streams, algorithms, networks; motion, performativity, and ensemble

Week 10 – April 13th and 15th
– Collaborative/cooperative creative work discussion and meetings

PART III: At the interface

Week 11 – April 20th and 22nd
– Performances and critiques II

Week 12 – April 27th and 29th  
– Multimedia; sound art, installations, and the web

Week 13 – May 4th and 6th
– New and experimental interfaces for performance; DIY technologies and open hardware

Week 14 – May 11th and 13th
– Live sound reinforcement, sound distribution, concert logistics

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

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