This course examines concepts of real-time computer music creation and interactive performance using MIDI, digital audio, and video processing and editing. Students consider issues related to capturing and re-shaping sounds, designing sound producing algorithms in software, and real-time performance using alternative controllers. The primary software package for the course will be Max/MSP/Jitter, a graphical programming environment that facilitates the control of MIDI, digital audio, and video, and permits their interconnection.
This course is 3 credit hours. Classes meet MWF 12:20 – 1:10 in room M373 in the Music Library. The room holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class. Some of the work may be done more conveniently on your laptop, using whatever DAW software you prefer, but a laptop is not required.