Interfacing & Creative Code - MUS00112I

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Tim Wright
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

Subject content

  • Programming skills for music interfacing and creative coding
  • Introduce students to different interface technologies involved in contemporary electronic music, audiovisual work, popular music production and sound installation practice
  • Introduce students to the issues surrounding the design of musical interfaces and context of existing work in the field
  • To give students hands-on experience of contemporary technologies and approaches to interfacing for music applications

Academic skills and qualities

  • Cultivate technical problem solving skills
  • Encourage digital creativity
  • Independent research
  • Critical analysis (quality of algorithms, code, control and sound)

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Understand technologies and techniques related to both the academic study of new musical interfaces, creative coding practice and the commercial arena including relevant software and hardware.
  • Be able to use different protocols to allow different software and hardware communicate
  • Know a wide variety of existing work in the field
  • Be able to create their own musical interfaces

Academic and graduate skills

  • Technical writing
  • Independent research
  • Technical presentation

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Software/Interface
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
Technical report
N/A 40
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Seminar
N/A 10

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Software/Interface
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
Technical report
N/A 40
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Seminar
N/A 10

Module feedback

Written feedback with mark to student within 6 weeks.

Indicative reading

Miranda, Eduardo Reck (2006). New digital musical instruments. A-R Editions

Dodge, Charles. (1997). Computer music. Schirmer Books

Roads, Curtis. (1995). The Computer Music Tutorial. MIT Press

Puckette, Miller (2007). The theory and technique of electronic music. World Scientific Publishing Co

Farnell, Andy (2008). Designing sound. Applied Scientific Press

Zölzer, Udo. (2002). DAFX. Wiley

NIME Conference Proceedings

ICMC Conference Proceedings



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