Meeting Location: PRENTIS HALL 320
Meeting Time: T 11:10A-01:00P
Week 0 : Margaret Kartomi, “Concepts of Instrument”
Week 1 : Theremin and early beliefs about the future of electric music.
Week 2 : The Instruments of “Tape”: The idea of Pseudoinstrument in Schaefferian Thought and Stockhausen’s Principle of Unity in Elektronische Musik
Week 3 : Bell Labs, Music V & GROOVE and the early dichotomy between fixed and live computer music.
Week 4 : Design paradigms: Early Mumma and the Cooperative Studio, SFTMC, RCA-MARK II, Moog & Buchla.
Week 5 : Circuits as Instrument and Score: from Cage to Tudor and Mumma. Martirano and the Sal Mar Construction.
Week 6 : Jeff Snyder visits.
Week 7 : The DX7, Robert Rowe’s Interactive Systems paradigms and classifications, the MIDI protocol: causes and effects, STEIM & Michel Waisvisz’s The Hands.
Week 8 : IRCAM, Max/MSP, Manoury’s Jupiter for flute and electronics.
Week 9 : Video Tracking Techniques and Problems + design principles in the MANO Controller.
Week 10 : Basic Architectural Design, Silent Drum and Seasons Patches.
Week 11 : Final Presentations
Week 12 : Final Presentations