Corino, Gianni, Miranda, Eduardo Reck

2003

Digital Music: online tutorials on computer music

UNESCO DigiArts: Training - online tutorial

URL: http://x2.i-dat.org/ csem/UNESCO/

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Cognitive Science Computing Music Education AI Cellular Automata MIDI Sequencing Editing Additive Synthesis Computer Music Digital Music Perception DSP

Abstract:

These web-based computer music tutorials are presented as part of UNESCO’s Digi-Arts portal, the aim of which is to foster the dissemination of knowledge and promotion of culture in the fields of media arts and interdisciplinary media studies, including computer music. In this context, the tutorials are aimed at the dissemination of innovative uses of digital technology in music, independent of musical style. Part 1 offers a general introduction to basic concepts of digital music; part 2 introduces computational models of music. It is hoped that people all over the world will take advantage of these tutorials to access knowledge at the cutting-edge of musical practices.

Table of contents

Part 1: Basic Concepts of Digital Music (Gianni Corino)

Digital Representation of Sound

Editing

MIDI and Sequencers

Additive Synthesis Technique

Basic Frequency Modulation Synthesis Technique

Advanced FM Synthesis

Part 2: Computational Models of Music (Eduardo Reck Miranda)

Artificial Intelligence and Music

Introduction to Cellular Automata Music Research

Chaosynth - A Cellular Automata-based Granular Synthesiser

Composition Example

Essay in 12 Paragraphs: Sounds of the Brain