BAIN MUSC 336 Introduction to Computer Music
University of South Carolina
School of Music

BAIN MUSC 336
Introduction to Computer Music

Fall 2021


MUSC 336 | Blackboard | E-book

C O U R S E   M O D U L E S
1. Course Introduction
2. Sound Editing &
Transformation
3. Interactive Music
Programming & MIDI
4. Digital Audio
5. Synthesis
Triangle icon Sequencing
Research

FindIt @ UofSC Libraries


News

Thanks for a great semester!

Quotable

Left quotes There are no theoretical limitations to the performance of the computer as a source of musical sounds, in contrast to the performance of ordinary instruments.
Right quotes
  Max Mathews  

Course Description

An introduction to the theory, history, and practice of computer music for digital musicians.

Textbook (Open Access)

Burk, et al., Music and Computers: A Theoretical and Historical Approach (2011) {E-book}

Documents

  1. Syllabus (pdf)
  2. Creative Projects
  3. Listening Journal 7-12 Due: Fri., Dec. 3, 11:59 pm
  4. Listening List
  5. Code
  6. Terms & Concepts
  7. Bibliography
  8. Software

Reading

  1. Burk, et al., Music and Computers
  2. C74, Max Getting Started (pdf)
  3. Hass, Introduction to Computer Music (2021), Ch. 3 MIDI {Hass 2021}
  4. C74, How Digital Audio Works {C74}
  5. C74, MSP
  6. Burk, et al, Music and Computers

Learning

Audacity | Max | MIDI | Digital Audio | MSP | History | Synthesis | Sequencing

Overviews

  1. Audacity (pdf)
  2. Max Programming (pdf)
  3. MIDI (pdf)
  4. How Digital Audio Works (pdf)
  5. MSP Basics (pdf)
  6. Reason (pdf)

Burk et al., Music and Computers Chapter Overviews

  1. Ch. 1: The Digital Representation of Sound: Sound and Timbre (pdf)
  2. Ch. 2: The Digital Representation of Sound: Playing by the Numbers (pdf)
  3. Ch. 3: The Frequency Domain (pdf)
  4. Ch. 4: The Synthesis of Sound by Computer (pdf)
  5. Ch. 5: The Transformation of Sound by Computer (pdf)
Magazines & Journals
  1. Create Digital Music (CDM)
  2. Computer Music Journal
  3. Journal of Music, Technology & Education
  4. Leonardo Music Journal
  5. Music Radar: Formerly Computer Music Magazine, Electronic Musician & Keyboard
  6. MusicTech
  7. Sound on Sound
  8. Synthtopia

Cloud Storage

  1. UofSC Office 365
  2. Dropbox
  3. Google Drive

Music Library Resources

  1. FindIt @ UofSC Libraries
  2. Naxos Music Library
  3. Grove/Oxford
  4. Harvard Dictionary
  5. JSTOR

Online Music Distribution

  1. Bandcamp
  2. SoundCloud
  3. YouTube

References

See also: MUSC 336 Bibliography & Articles

Burk, Phil, Larry Polansky, Douglas Repetto, Mary Roberts and Dan Rockmore. 2011. Music and Computers:  A Theoretical and Historical Approach, Archival Version. Available online at: <http://musicandcomputersbook.com>.

Hass, Jeffery. 2021. Introduction to Computer Music: An Electronic Textbook, 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University. Available online at: <https://cmtext.indiana.edu>.

Manning, Peter. 2013. Electronic and Computer Music, 4th ed. New York: Oxford. {GB; Full text: Ebook Central}

Winkler, Todd. 2001/1998. Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. {GB; Full text: PASCAL}


Updated: February 17, 2022

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