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The faculty have decided to cancel the Summer Session II course
Circuit Board Design (H79.2662-001) due to low enrollment.
The remaining Summer Session II courses are currently open:
- Perform or Die (Luke Dubois and Lian Sifuentes)
- Digital Sound Workshop/MIDI (Dan Palkowski)
If you are interested in adding a Summer Session II course, you can
do so through ALBERT (access through NYU Home- http://home.nyu.edu)
or you can e-mail or call me (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-1889),
and I will enroll you in the course of your choice.
Below you can find the course descriptions of our Summer Session II
courses, and the call numbers you’ll need to enroll on ALBERT.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Hope you’re all having a great summer!
ITP SUMMER SESSION II: JUNE 25 – AUGUST 3
TIER 2 -WORKSHOPS
Digital Sound Workshop: MIDI and Synthesis H79.2284-001 (Daniel
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:25 p.m.
CALL NUMBER: 70245
Probably the most significant trend so far in digital audio has been
the gradual shift away from the dedicated hardware synthesizer to the
‘soft’ synthesizer, that is, a synthesizer that is simply a
programming environment on a general-purpose computer. With the
increase in CPU speed and disk capacity, such soft synths are
becoming more powerful and flexible. This course serves as an
introduction to tools, which allow you to repurpose the computer to
be a soft synth. The main focus is on Cycling 74′s Max/MSP software,
as well as its video component Jitter. You learn to use the tool to
manipulate synthesizers (both hard and soft), generate and manipulate
audio signals and alter live audio and video, and much more. The
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) specification is explored
as a control system both generally and from within the Max
environment. Exploration of synth methods in a typical MIDI device
leads in turn to DSP techniques including FM, Additive Synthesis,
Granular Synthesis, Waveshaping, and Physical Modeling. Video is
treated as an extension to the sonic palette, and integration is
sought between visual and aural creations. Portability is stressed,
and students are encouraged to work with their own tools as appropriate.
Perform or Die H79.2660-001 (Luke DuBois and Lian Amaris Sifuentes)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:15 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
CALL NUMBER: 71432
This course explores the conceptual and practical intersection of
performance and technology through a weekly performance studio. Each
week, students are expected to conceptualize, design, and execute a
brief solo or group performance at a public event space. Students
are expected to create and experiment in a number of disciplines
(performance art, theater, dance, music, etc.) using a wide variety
of technology and media drawing from their creative interests and
technical expertise, leading up to a final performance at the end of
the six-week course. Along the way students are given critical
readings and exposed to repertoire from the different performing
arts, discussing the works in class as well as their own ideas for
performances. Particular focus is paid to the conceptual challenges
in technologically-mediated performance as well as the hurdles
involved in staging these works in a highly compressed time frame.
Edward J. Gordon
Faculty & Student Services Coordinator
Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, NY 10003
phone: (212) 998-1889
fax: (212) 998-1898