[CM] WACM '11
howell at ucsc.edu
Tue Mar 8 16:43:11 PST 2011
The ninth Workshop in Algorithmic Computer Music (WACM)
will take place from June 20 through July 3, 2011 at the
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). The workshop
will be held at UCSC's Digital Arts Research Center, which
features state of the art facilities as well as sweeping
vistas of the Monterey Bay. David Cope, Paul Nauert, and
Peter Elsea will be among those on hand to teach and
advise workshop attendees. Participants will take classes
on the basic techniques of algorithmic composition,
algorithmic music analysis, and learning and using the
computer programming language Lisp. Participants will
study Markov-based rules techniques, genetic algorithms,
and software modeled on the Experiments in Musical
Intelligence program. Many compositional approaches will
be discussed in detail including rules-based techniques,
data-driven models, fuzzy logic, mathematical modeling,
and sonification. Music analysis software and techniques
will also be covered in depth. Software programs such as
Max and Open Music will also be presented and used.
The workshop is limited to 15 participants to ensure an
excellent student/teacher ratio.
Each participant will receive a class reference manual,
class software in source code, and other printed and
software tools and guides relevant to the workshop's
goals. The workshop includes eight daily hours of
individual computer time (with an advisor close at hand).
Each week will culminate in performances of participant
works and presentations of analysis and composition
software. By the workshop's end, each participant will
have gained facility with Lisp, have written compositional
and analytical software programs, and be presented with a
CD of the workshop's accomplishments.
Prospective students must have an ability to read music
and understand basic music theory as well as have at least
a basic facility with computers (text editing, etc.).
Students need not be active musicians or programmers. Room
and board is available on campus if desired. 5 quarter
units of credit is available.
howell at ucsc.edu
WACM - Workshop in Algorithmic Computer Music
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