Course contents *
The communication chain, the role of the musician versus computer-generated performances.
Marking musical structure: tempo, phrasing, harmonic and melodic tension, repetitive patterns and grooves, articulation, accents, ensemble timing.
Emotional expression: The composition’s inherent expression, acoustical cues and mapping to emotions, synthesis, automatic recognition, comparisons with other modalities (facial expressions, gestures, speech), cultural versus innate codes.
Allusions to motion: Inferences from dance and other human motion patterns, final ritardando, hand gestures.
The musical context: Concert, background, film music.
The MIDI standard: coding, controls, Standard MIDI files, General MIDI.
Synthesis: synthesis models, sampling, physical modeling sound libraries.
Computer tools: pd (pure data), Director Musices, Digital Audio Workstations, notation editors, samplers.
This course will not cover topics that are already dealt with in EN2100 Auditory Perception and DT1410 Audio Technology. The overlap is also small with DT2212 Music Acoustics, which deals mainly with the physical and acoustical properties of instruments.