Prof. Christopher Ariza
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This course examines the history, techniques, and aesthetics of mechanical and computer-aided approaches to algorithmic music composition and generative music systems. Through creative hands-on projects, readings, listening assignments, and lectures, students will explore a variety of historical and contemporary approaches. Diverse tools and systems will be employed, including applications in Python, MIDI, Csound, SuperCollider, and Pure Data.
Other OCW Versions
This subject explores technologies in relation to musical analysis, composition, performance, culture, and quantitative methods. Topics vary each term.
- 21M.380 Music and Technology: Sound Design (Spring 2016)
- 21M.380 Music and Technology: Recording Techniques and Audio Production (Spring 2012)
- 21M.380 Music and Technology: Live Electronics Performance Practices (Spring 2011)
- 21M.380 Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics) (Fall 2009)