Friday, May 11, 2007

A short-course presented by Curtis Roads

Sorry to all the fellow readers for no-posting in the last seven days. We've been busy this week at CCMIX for a three-day workshop with Mr. Curtis Roads, presenting the techniques and aesthetics of composition with sound particles. Professor Roads wrote The Computer Music Tutorial, widely adopted as a standard classroom text and Microsound, which covers all aspects of composition with sound particles. Moreover, his collection of electronic music compositions 'Point Line Cloud' won the Award of Distinction at the 2002 Ars Electronica in Linz.
Here's the teaching schedule:

Monday 7 May 2007
  • The legend of electronic music
  • The nature of sound
  • Composition in the electronic medium

Tuesday 8 May 2007
  • Theory of granular synthesis
  • Theory of convolution
  • Theory of pulsar synthesis

Wednesday 9 May 2007
  • Theory of composition: multiscale organization

We would like to thank all our new friend composers actually at CCMIX for the Course in Electronic Music. It was amazing to share with you all such a nice experience!

In keeping with Xenakis' belief that interdisciplinary understanding can provide rich, new avenues for musical creativity, this course explores a compositional world where sound itself is the primary material. The nature of sound, how it is perceived, how it may be transformed, and what new forms result are key subjects.

The CCMIX, formerly called Les Ateliers UPIC, is a non-profit center for contemporary music founded in 1985 by composer Iannis Xenakis, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture. At first the studio was given the task of promoting the research of the CEMAMu (Centre des Etudes Mathematiques Automatiques Musicales), notably Xenakis's UPIC system. The center has since enlarged its field of activities to include pedagogy and musical composition, more generally.

CCMIX - Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis
41, rue des Noyers, 93230 Romainville FRANCE

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