Musical Aesthetics and Media Technology

Tod Machover


In-depth exploration of contemporary concepts in music and media. Studies recent music that uses advanced technology, and the artistic motivations and concerns implied by the new media. Practical hands-on experience with computer music technology, including MIDI and post-MIDI systems. Special emphasis on the interactive systems for professionals as well as amateurs. Mid-term paper and term project required.

Mid-term paper: 'Looking at Music'
Final project: Real-time beat tracker in SuperCollider