Week 5 Homework Notes
Week 5 Homework Notes MUSC 80C - 01
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Date Created: 10/17/15
Music 80C Week 5 Homework Notes quot0 Superman 1 982 by Laurie Anderson Listen to it here httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvQHZxSpARGdE On her album Big Science Distance Music IVI For Any Number of ProgrammerPerformers amp Live Programmable Computer Music Systems by Larry Polansky Technical Requirementsquot 538 1 Simple programming capability quot 538 2 some form of realtime sound generation 538 3 some form of userdefinable input device 538 Definitions shape any ordered set of data in n dimensionsquot metric a functions which takes 2 arguments and returns one positive number indication some concept of distance between the two arguments 538 The metric system for Charles Amesquot melody source shape dimensions musical parameters duration pitches loudness timbres etc n u metric defines the perceptual space in which we are to judge the distances on shapesquot may take into consideration any or all the dimensions of the shape into one measure of multidimensional distance or they may ignore all but one dimensionquot 539 Variations of the form of this piece The metric systemquot variation Concept tracesquot for David Rosenboom Drawing Unnecessary Conclusionsquot for Phil Burk The Roots of Learningquot for John Bischoft Jim Horton amp Tim Perks The World s Longest Melodyquot for David Feldman Simple Actionsquot Variations Computer Music Languages Kyma amp the Future By Carla Scaletti Why has some computer music software survived and developed a followingquot amp Where is computer music today and where might it be headed in the futurequot 69 In this context computer musicquot is referred to as computer music software that supports experimental musicquot 69 most software packages can be classified as utilitiesquot because they emulate all the functions of the traditional multitrack recording studioquot 69 Factors contributing to the success of a language a language is successful if people are using it successfullyquot 69 if it answers a need that is not otherwise satisfiedquot 70 if it is able to express the unanticipatedquot 70 if its underlying data structure can support extensions and multiple interpretations without violating the original modelquot 70 if its author can strike a balance between providing users with what they say they need and what they do not yet know that they needquot 70 if one can learn it and learn from itquot 70 when it has a community of usersquot 70 when it serves as a nexus for interdisciplinary crossfertilizationquot 76 when its author uses it regularly 70 when the people behind it are committed to successquot 71 only if it first existsquot 71 ll when people are ready for itquot 71 ll due in part to pure luckquot 71 ll if it has contributed ideas and stimulated new developments on the fieldquot 71 the most successful users of computer music language are those who also take an interest in learning more about sound music and structurequot 70 Kyma Language a language for specifying manipulating and combining soundsquot sound is defined to be a sound S a unary function of another sound fS or an nary function of 2 or more soundsquot 73 a language that provides multiple ways of viewing and manipulating dataquot aggregrate synthesisquot complex timbres are created by adding together the outputs of hundreds of oscillatorsquot 77 Runs on a Mac or PC amp Capybara a general purpose multiprocessor computer designed by Kurt Hebetquot
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