Music 147: Studies in Music Technology

(Can also be taken as ICS 180 or ECE 198)

Computer Audio:
Musical Applications of Digital Signal Processing

Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00-12:20
Music and Media Building, Room 220A

University of California, Irvine

Course Syllabus

Professor: Christopher Dobrian

211 Music and Media Building
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-2775

(949) 824-7288

Teaching Assistant: Gianluca Pollastri

309 Computer Science and Engineering Building
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-3430

(949) 824-5601

Required Text:

Dodge, Charles and Thomas A. Jerse. Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance, 2nd ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.

Other suggested texts:

Moore, F. Richard. Elements of Computer Music. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990.

Roads, Curtis, et al. The Computer Music Tutorial. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1996.

Course Description:

A theoretical and practical study of how computers synthesize and process sound. Essential premises of digital signal processing are explored as they apply to audio, and these concepts are put into practice in student-designed programming projects. The course provides the knowledge and experience required for advanced study in computer audio, synthesizer design, and computer music. Ability to program in C is required. Music 51 or equivalent computer music experience is highly recommended.





Grading will be based on the programming projects (50%), the articles (30%), and the final exam (20%).

Final Exam:

Tuesday March 19 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Music and Media Building, Room 216.

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