Experimental Sound Synthesis

In this course we will explore a variety of experimental approaches to music, sound design, and sonic artwork.

Course Number: 57-344

In this course we will explore a variety of experimental approaches to music, sound design, and sonic artwork.  Topics will include: composing and mixing in multichannel sound formats, building analog smart-synthesizers, electroacoustic music performance, 3D sound recording, reactive sound environments, sonic sculpture, and beyond.  In this course students from a variety of disciplines will work together to design, prototype, and execute a series of ambitious projects.

This course is part of the new Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology (IDeATe) program at Carnegie Mellon University and makes use of the new IDEATE@Hunt Media Lab, an adaptable multimedia “black box” located in the lower level of Hunt Library.

Students are expected to be proficient in one or more of the following areas:

  • Real-time graphical programming environments (Max or PD),
  • Physical computing platforms (Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
  • Experimental music composition/performance
  • Instrument design
  • Interactive art

Spring 2015 instructor: Jesse Stiles


Course Type: Studio Course
Offered By: Music
Program: Sound Design

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