Music: Composing with Algorithms

Course description Music: Composing with Algorithms
Year: 2016-2017
Catalog number: 5100KM52
Teacher(s):
  • Bjarni Gunnarsson
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 8
Level: 300
Period:
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Description

This course provides an introduction to algorithmic composition, its applications, history and implementation. Students will learn to program sound, control and musical behaviour. Topics such as using probabilities, generative algorithms, complex systems and selection principles will be presented. Each of these will cover technique but also practical applications and musical examples. The course uses the SuperCollider environment as well as providing short presentations of other platforms.

Date, time and location

First and second semester 2016-2017.

Thursdays from 13:00 - 15:00 hrs.
First class on Thursday 15 September 2016.
Final class on Thursday 22 June 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: no classes on: 20 October and 27 October, 29 December 2016, and 5 January, 20 April and 27 April and 25 May 2017!

Location:
Room M0103, Royal Conservatoire, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, 2595 CA Den Haag, 070 315 15 15

Teaching method

Lecture and seminar

Course objectives

Student scan learn to generate musical material using the AC toolbox. Concepts by Koenig, Xenakis and others will be explored.

Time table

First and second semester 2016-2017.

Thursdays from 13:00 - 15:00 hrs.
First class on Thursday 15 September 2016.
Final class on Thursday 22 June 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: no classes on: 20 October and 27 October, 29 December 2016, and 5 January, 20 April and 27 April and 25 May 2017!

Location:
Room M0103, Royal Conservatoire, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, 2595 CA Den Haag, 070 315 15 15

Coarse load

Students from Leiden have to do an extra assignment to acquire the 5 ECTS.

Information:

Rogier Schneemann
Kees Tazelaar, e-mail: k.tazelaar@staff.koncon.nl or info@sonology.org.

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.

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