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MUS 499 MR1 - Proseminar in Music - Music Rep and Composition

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special preparation in specialized fields of musicology, composition-theory, performance, and music education. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in music or music education; consent of instructor.

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TOPIC: "Music Representation and Composition." Online section. This course explores designing and implementing music composition software. The first third of the course is spent building a working composition system called 'musx' that implements classes of musical events and containers, functional tools for manipulating symbolic musical information, file based input and output, and scheduling services for running musical generators and computing musical scores. The second third of the course uses the musx system to explore a variety of different algorithmic techniques for computing compositions: mapping and transformation, pattern generation, Markov chains, cellular automata, and chaos, and microtonality and spectral composition. The last part of the course will consist of individual composition projects that involve extending and augmenting the musx system to suit the interests of each composer. The final exam will consist of a concert and demonstration of the final projects. Prere

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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