PLOrk spring2009

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General Information

Welcome to COS/MUS 314/316 for Spring 2009. We are PLOrk and we're not gonna take it! No! Not again!! Nopes! Nopesey nopes!!

Check out the syllabus for 314. Check out the syllabus for 316.

Schedule

Classes

Precepts WILL be held the first week of class!!

  • 314: Precepts on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:20pm, Woolworth 106
  • 316: Precepts on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:20pm, Woolworth 106
  • 314 and 316: Class from 1:30-4:20pm, McAlpin.

Important Dates

  • Classes begin: February 2
  • Spring break: Week of March 16
  • FFPLOrkMUP: March 24 (midterm project performances)
  • Special rehearsals with Matmos:
    • February 21, 2-5pm (tentative hours; afternoon fer sure)
    • March 28, 2-5pm (again,tentative hours)
  • Another date to showcase class projects, perhaps at one of the residential colleges, or Chancellor Green, or...???? date TBD
  • Spring Richardson Concert
    • May 15; load-in, rehearse (including Matmos, So Percussion, Riley Lee), most of the day
    • May 16; additional rehearsals, again most of the day, performance at 8pm. bring your friends, parents, uncles, exe's!!

Additional Dates

these dates do not involve everyone, but will likely involve some of you

  • April 10-11; performances with Matmos and So Percussion at The Kitchen in NYC
    • special rehearsals TBA, likely in the days/weekend before
  • April 15-17; performance at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago

Resources

COS/MUS 314 Info

Rebecca's office hours

TBA CS building, room 217

Tentative precept schedule

  • 2/2: Becoming PLOrk-worthy, Intro to the Universe and more
    • Introductions, Syllabus, Schedule
    • Algorithms
    • Assignment 1
  • 2/4: Intro to programming, ChucK
    • Assignment 1 due
    • Making sound in ChucK
    • What happens when a ChucK program executes?
    • Controlling time
    • Basic ChucK: identifiers, objects, comments, keywords, statements, operators, data types, printing
    • Unit Generators
    • Sound waves and digital audio
    • UGen demos
    • Example code from today
    • Assignment 2 assigned
  • 2/9
  • 2/11
  • 2/16
  • 2/18
  • 2/23
  • 2/25
  • 3/2
  • 3/4
  • 3/9
  • 3/11
  • 3/16: BREAK!
  • 3/18: BREAK!
  • 3/23
  • 3/25
  • 3/30
  • 4/1
  • 4/6
  • 4/8
  • 4/13
  • 4/15
  • 4/20
  • 4/22
  • 4/27
  • 4/29: Last precept

Assignments

Please submit Assignments in Blackboard unless the instructions say otherwise. We'll often use Blackboard to give you feedback on your assignments, as well.

MUS 316 Info

Tentative precept schedule

  • 2/4: The Electronic Music Studio
    • The Audio Chain
    • Sources: Transducers and Oscillators
    • Cables, Mixers, and Patchbays
    • Basic Orientation to Studio A and B
  • 2/9: Field Recording
  • 2/11: Listening
  • 2/16: LP
  • 2/18: Creative Editing
  • 2/23: LP
  • 2/25: Microphones/Studio Recording (Guest Alex Kass)
  • 3/2: LP
  • 3/4: Signal Processing
  • 3/9: LP
  • 3/11: Sequencing
  • 3/16: BREAK!
  • 3/18: BREAK!
  • 3/23: LP
  • 3/25: Synthesis
  • 3/30: LP
  • 4/1: Interactive Systems
  • 4/6: LP
  • 4/8: Control, MIDI, OSC, Mapping, ETC
  • 4/13: LP
  • 4/15: Collaborative Projects
  • 4/20: LP
  • 4/22: Collaborative Projects
  • 4/27: LP
  • 4/29: Last precept

Assignments

  • Assignment 1: Listening & Response [Due Feb 9]
  • Assignment 2: Field Recording TBA
  • Assignment 3: Editing TBA
  • Assignment 4: Studio Composition [Due March 23]
  • Assignment 5: Listening & Response
  • Assignment 6: Sound Fonts TBA
  • Final Project: TBA

Final Projects

Working Rehearsal Schedule

  • 2/5
    • Intro to PLOrk instruments, sign out, etc...
    • let's play some PLOrk classics
  • 2/12
  • 2/19: prep of pieces for 2/14 Matmos rehearsal
  • 2/21: SPECIAL WEEKEND REHEARSAL WITH MATMOS; sat afternoon
    • begin workshopping all tunes that involve Matmos
    • also experiment with different co-amplification strategies
  • 2/26
  • 3/5: Ted Coffey visits
  • 3/12
  • 3/19: BREAK WEEK
  • 3/26
  • 3/28: SPECIAL WEEKEND REHEARSAL WITH MATMOS; sat afternoon
  • 4/2
  • 4/9: (some folks gone for NYC/Kitchen load-in/rehearsal.)
  • 4/16: (some folks in Chicago for performance. Skot leads rehearsal.)
  • 4/23
  • 4/30
  • 5/15: Load-in, rehearse, Richardson; much of the day
  • 5/16: Continue rehearsing in Richardson, much of the day; concert in the eve