Math/CS Seminar - Advent 2007 - Computer Music
Led by Stephen P. Carl, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
In this seminar we will explore how computers
are used to generate and manipulate musical (and non-musical!)
sounds. We will see how the representation of digital audio, as
with any form of digital media, affects the quality of recording and
production and determines the storage and processing requirements of
any digital music system. We
will work with both the mathematics of digital audio processing and
practice hands-on techniques using the Pure Data (Pd) graphical
programming environment. The material can be understood by anyone with
prerequisities for a first-year calculus or programming course, though
in programming or applied mathematics will be helpful.
We will work through the text Theory and Techniques of Electronic Music by Miller Puckette. Yes, that Miller Puckette.
Stephen P. Carl
scarl AT sewanee DOT edu