June 1st, 2017

This year, the second semester of my Computer Music sequence (DIGA 462) was structured more as a peer working group. Students were responsible for developing two large-scale projects that fell within several pre-defined categories, and bringing their work-in-progress to class each week for comment and critiques. I worked on projects too and brought them in [...]

Boys & Girls Club Workshop

May 7th, 2013

This spring semester, I wanted to do something different with my Computer Music 2 course. I had seen the workshops that L2Ork did at their local Boys & Girls Club and thought it was an idea worth replicating. Transitioning from Mac to Ubuntu was a task unto itself for my students, but in the end [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 17th, 2011

With the Fall semester drawing to a close, that means it is time for another set of Computer Music final project videos.  This time my Digital Arts students were directed to incorporate machine listening into their Max/MSP development.  Most of them ended up using the [analyzer~] object, which was originally created by Tristan Jehan and [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 18th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it is the holidays. BUT…it is also time for final projects from my Digital Arts students. The Fall 2010 crop of students in DIGA 461 Computer Music did a fantastic job exploring algorithmic composition via Max/MSP in their fourth and final project. They produced some creative projects and [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 17th, 2009

Final projects by Digital Arts students came rolling in last week at Stetson University.  The videos below are by students in the Fall 2009 version of my course DIGA 461 Computer Music, where undergraduate students learn to use Max/MSP as a platform for exploring sound synthesis, audio processing and algorithmic composition.  They are required to [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 15th, 2008

During Fall 2008, I required my Computer Music students to submit a YouTube video documenting their final projects for the first time.  The course teaches students to use Max/MSP as a platform for studying fundamental computer music techniques.  Having them produce videos was a bit of an experiment, but the final results made it a success. [...]