Project Two: Due Thursday November 16th

As with Project One, your primary goal should be to create a short original piece, something musically engaging (both to us and to you). The duration should be between 3 and 5 minutes.

I would suggest one of two general approaches:

  1. Given new software and instruments (MIDI, application interconnectivity, etc), expanding upon your work from the first project, fixing both technical and musical issues and expanding it formally beyond the 2-3 minute limit.
  2. Use this project as an opportunity to experiment and explore a new idea, looking toward the final project and concert.
  3. Create an entirely new piece!

With respect to software requirements, I recommend you use any and all of the tools at your disposal, meaning those we have rebooked together in the class but also those your may have discovered on your own. If your are looking for specific functionality not available to your with these tools, please do ask and wet can point you in the right direction.

As with Project One, here are several ideas:

1. Create a song using Live’s “Sessions” view, triggering scenes and clips to develop and realize your piece. As we have discovered Live presents a remarkably flexible and powerful environment, a self-contained compositional toolkit.

2. Using Reason as an additional sound resource, create a mix/song/pastiche using Live along with Reason connected via Rewire, utilizing the benefits of both.

The final product will take the form of a WAV of AIFF audio file and any project files from Live or other software. You may include a short prose description with your upload, as you see fit. As always, please identify yourself in the name of the file by including your NetID as part of its title.

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