Introduction to Music + Computers

Introduction to Music and Computers is an introductory course in music technology and composition. Students gain theoretical, historical, and practical knowledge of electronic and computer music. An emphasis is placed on creative hands-on experience composing music via digital technologies. Practical topics include audio recording, editing, and processing, work with synthesizers, signal-routing, and multi-channel audio. Theoretical topics include acoustics and psychoacoustics, transduction and digitization, methods of sound synthesis, and digital signal processing. This is a composition class and key assignments are creative in nature.