MAS.837 Principles of Electronic Music Interfaces

Class Info

Explores the ways in which electronic music is controlled and performed. A solid historical perspective is presented, tracing the development of various families of electronic musical controllers and instruments from their genesis in the late 1800s onwards. Design principles and engineering detail are also given for various current and classic controllers. Evolving issues in the control of computer music for live performance and interactive installations are discussed, including computer mapping of sensor signals and transduced gesture onto sound, music, and other media. Weekly reading assignments are given, and a final project or paper is required.

This class has no prerequisites.

MAS.837 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. Paradiso.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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