Course contents *
The chain of communication, the role of the musician vis-à-vis computer-generated music.
Labeling of musical structure: speed, phrasing, harmonic and melodic tension, repetitive patterns, articulation, accents, ensemble timing.
Emotion expression: composition's inherent expression, acoustic parameters and their mapping to emotion expression, synthesis, automatic recognition, comparison to other modalities (facial expressions, gestures, speech), cultural and embedded codes.
Connections to movement: dance, different gestures, end ritardando, and phrasing.
The musical context: concert, background, film music.
The MIDI standard: encoding, control options, Standard MIDI Files, General MIDI.
Synthesis; synthesis methods, sampling, physical models, sound libraries.
Computer tools: pd (pure-data), Director Musices, Digital Audio Workstations, musical notation software, sampling instruments.