The School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce
a Computer Music Workshop, to be held June 1-7, 2008 at Carnegie Mellon
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Computer Music Workshop offers
musicians, composers, educators, and students practical experience
learning about Sound Synthesis and Algorithmic Composition using Nyquist
and Audacity software. Nyquist is an advanced sound and music
programming environment, and Audacity is a powerful, extensible audio
editor. Hands-on, interactive sessions will ensure individual attention
and plenty of time for learning and discussion. A certificate will be
given to all students who complete the workshop.
Students will learn:
- basic concepts of digital audio and sound synthesis,
- how to create instruments and effects in Nyquist,
- how to customize Audacity with new plugins, and
- algorithmic composition concepts using Nyquist.
(Instructors will be prepared to address special topics of interest, so
please let us know, and we will try to accommodate your requests.)
Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for music and familiarity with
computers, e.g. comfortable using an editor, email, and working with
files, is encouraged to register. Those with more advanced programming
and/or music synthesis experience are also welcome and will have the
opportunity to learn about advanced concepts in Nyquist directly from
its creator. We expect a mixed group of composers, performers,
scientists, engineers, and especially those who do not fit neatly into
Workshop presenters include:
- Dr. Roger B. Dannenberg, designer of the Nyquist system and
co-designer of the Audacity audio editor (and trumpet player),
- Dr. Richard M. Stern, specializing in signal processing,
psychoacoustics (and harpsichordist),
- Dr. Tom Cortina, computer scientist, educator, and computer
- Dr. Noel Zahler, computer music researcher, composer,
guitarist, and School of Music Head.
The cost is $675 covering the workshop and some group activities.
Housing is available but not included. For additional information,
registration, housing and travel information, (and early registration
discount!) see http://music.web.cmu.edu/cmw.