PV121 Computer Music I

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
1/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium), z (credit).
MgA. Rudolf Růžička (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Jiří Sochor, CSc.
Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. Ing. Jiří Sochor, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
each even Wednesday 16:00–17:50 D3
No preliminary education in music required.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The teaching provides elementary knowledge in the application of a computer in music. It can expand students knowledge of computers art, algorithmization, programming of music composing. Students will learn about professional programs for composing, editing, notation and reproduction of sounds and with electroacoustic and computer music as an art production and its application in computer games and animation. At the end of the course students should be able to studium and create programs of music.
  • Mathematics and music
  • Foundations of musical theory and acoustics
  • History of computer-aided music
  • Computer utilization in musical theory
  • Computer-based musical analysis
  • Random processes and AI in creative computer composition
  • Score coding
  • Algoritmized composition and programming
  • Theoretical training for computer compositing
  • Software for music composing, editing, notation and reproduction
  • Electro-acoustic and computer music
  • Computer music utilized in computer games
  • Reception and interpretation of selected pieces of contemporary music
  • http://www.fi.muni.cz/~qruzicka
Teaching methods
theoretical lectures, presentations, reproductions, reception and interpretation of selected pieces of computer music, homeworks and class discussion
Assessment methods
There are three possibilities to complete the course. To gain one credit, students have to write a short report summarizing the knowledge gained in the course. To gain two credits (colloquium), students have to present their work with a music program and its short description. The description have to be published on the web page of the course to made available to other students. The chosen music program can be student-made software or a commercial program created for musical composers, users, adapters and computer specialists. To gain three credits (exam), a high-quality work (especially a student-made program demonstrated to other students) is required.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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