Computer Science students have the opportunity, notwithstanding the Musical Education they bear, to become knowledgeable, thoroughly educated, and ultimately, skillful in the rapidly evolving sector of Musical Information technology. Computer Music is the melting point of many scientific fields, as is Psychoacoustics and Physiology from the space of Medicine, Computer Law, Electracoustic Technology, Multimedia, Information Theory , and Mathematics. In many cases, Computer Music is the spearhead of evolving agendas for Human Computer Interaction, for the electronic Mass Media industry, and of course, for Internet technology.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course presents in a scholarly manner the interfacing technologies and the programming languages of the rapidly developing sector of Computer Music, which is set on the verge of the Science (of Computers) and the Art (of Music).
For the first time the average user has been allocated so many networked resources, accompanied by specialized multimedia applications, that alter the Musical Human Computer Interaction to a cluster of multifacet modules and interfaces enabling the hearing, composition, processing, production and dissemination of music all over the world.
In specific, the following topics are examined:
Introduction to musical sound and music theory. The Acoustics and psychoacoustics of music. Technology and instrumentation of digital sound. Programming music system and devices. Musical interfaces and the MIDI protocol. Producing music via computer simulations. Physical modeling and real time computer music systems. Music and artificial intelligence. Music programming languages. Algorithmic synthesis and composition. Haptic and special music interfaces.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Everest F. Alton: "Εγχειρίδιο ακουστικής - The master handbook of acoustics", Θεσαλονίκη, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 1998, σελ. 495.
2. John Eargle: "Μουσική Ακουστική Τεχνολογία", Εκδόσεις ΙΩΝ, Αθήνα 1999, σελ. 393.
3. Αντώνη Πλέσσα: "Μουσική και τεχνολογία - Μουσικά προγράμματα, ψηφιακή εγγραφή ήχου, MIDI και Audio Studio", Εκδόσεις Σύγχρονη Μουσική, Αθήνα 2002, σελ. 160.