Music 147: Studies in Music Technology

(Can also be taken as I&CS 180 or E&CE 195 or Music 215 or ACE 277)

Computer Audio:
Musical Applications of Digital Signal Processing

Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-2:50
Music and Media Building, Room 216

University of California, Irvine

Course Syllabus

Professor: Christopher Dobrian

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

(949) 824-7288

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. Some ability to program (in C, Java, Csound, Max/MSP, or Pd) is required. Music 51 or equivalent computer music experience is highly recommended.





Grading will be based on the weekly programming projects (30%), the final programming project (25%), the article (25%), and the final exam (20%).

Final Exam:

Wednesday, March 24, 1:30-3:30 pm, Music and Media Building, Room 216.

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