Instructor: Dr. Sever Tipei
An introduction to the way computers are used in music with emphasis on sound
synthesis and composition. Most of the semester will be spent working hamds-on on
projects using the Linux computers available in the
Computer Music Project and
original software developed at the University of Illinois Computer Music
Project, National Center for Supercomputing Applications and
Argonne National Laboratory.
Participants will access the software remotely; it is strongly recommended that you utilize the CMP computers even if you have Linux on your personal computer. All resulting audio files will have to be located on CMP machines for evaluation during both class and final sessions.
Among the topics to be discussed:
The goals of the course are to:
Suggested texts(if you have access to a library):
Dodge and Jerse Computer Music Gareth Loy Musimathics Pierce and Mathews The Science of Musical Sound C. Roads, ed. The Music Machine Dietel & Dietel C++ How to Program Reichard and Johnson Teach Yourself UNIX
Weight toward final grade 5 Assignments 50% 2 Take home quizzes 10% Final Project 40%The grades:
98-100 A+ 93-97 A 90-92 A- 88-90 B+ 83-87 B 80-82 B- 78-80 C+ 73-77 C 70-72 C- 68-70 D+ 63-67 D 60-82 D- 0-60 F
It is expected that you are present for all class sessions. Information essential for the completion of the projects will be delivered during each meeting and I might not be able to repeat it due to time constraints. This will insure that the class time is used in the most efficient way
Attendance will be taken on Zoom from time to time. This is done out of care and concern for your well-being, and is not grade-related. In cases of excessive absence or tardiness, I may follow up with an email and/or submit an irregular attendance report (this is not a punitive measure).
You are asked to make a good faith effort to complete the assigned materials by the due date.
Please read carefully:
According to Article 1, Part IV, section 402 of the University of Illinois Student Code, plagiarism is defined as representing the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic endeavor. This includes copying another student's paper or working with another person when both submit similar papers without authorization to satisfy an individual assignment. This constitutes an infraction of academic integrity that may result in a variety of penalties as well as a permanent record of the infraction being placed in your student file (see http://admin.illinois.edu/policy/code/article1_part4_1-403.html [ms6.express.cites.illinois.edu]).
Please follow this link and read carefully: emergency procedures
If you have a disability that requires special testing accommodations or other classroom modifications,you should notify meand the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) no later than the 2nd week of the term. You may be asked to provide documentation of your disability to determine the appropriateness of accommodations. To notify DRES, call 217.333.4603 (Voice or TTY) or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their Office is located at 1207 S. Oak St. in Champaign.
Final exam: Friday December 11, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
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