Computer Musi c (Musc 216)
Blair School of Music
Resources from Various
Universities with Computer Music/
Electro-Acoustic Music Departments.
CERL Sound Group
The CERL Sound Group is an informal research group in Champaign-Urbana,
home of the University of Illinois. [They] undertake hardware/software
development in digital audio signal processing and computer music.
Current research areas include real-time algorithms, sinusoidal modeling,
user interface hardware/software for music performance, airflow, and
music notation. The CERL Sound Group has ties to several University
of Illinois departments, including Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Computer Science, School of Music, and the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications. Current cooperative projects with private companies
include braille music notation, multimedia piano and guitar instruction,
and real-time audio signal processing algorithms. A real-time DSP
studio is available to students enrolled in ECE302, an electronic
music survey course in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
Computer Music Project
The EMS (Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois,
Champaig-Urbana) Computer Music Project is a facility for composition,
digital audio research and teaching. Founded in 1984, it is used primarily
by faculty and students in the School of Music's Composition-Theory
Division, although visitors with valid projects are welcome. CMP users
have an ongoing exchange of ideas, share information amongst each
other, and present their work at music festivals and professional
meetings such as ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), SEAMUS
(Society for Electro-Acoustic Music) and SuperComputing conferences.
The manager of CMP is Sever Tipei. Scott Wyatt serves as the director
of the Experimental Music Studios.
The Center for Electronic and Computer Music was established at Indiana
University in 1966 for the purpose of theoretical training, electronic
and multimedia composition, and the dissemination of works through
public concerts, the Center for Electronic and Computer Music today
houses two studios which employ the latest technologies in digital
sound synthesis and sampling, MIDI, digital recording and editing,
video, and research-level computing. The curriculum provides an extensive
technical training and historical background for students with little
or no previous experience. More advanced students may enroll to use
the studio facilities for the production of compositions and multimedia
works, as well as for research. The program may serve as a minor for
the Doctor of Music degree, as well as a cognate or minor area for
the Master of Music degree.
CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technology) is a music research,
teaching, recording and performance facility located in the hills
just north of the University of California Berkeley campus.
There are many ways the public, composers, musicians, researchers,
professors and students from around the world can be involved at CNMAT.
The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) was
established in 1986, and is situated within the Department of Music
at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
founded CREATE and serves as its director. CREATE serves as a productive
environment available to students, researchers, and professional media
artists for the realization of music and multimedia works involving
computers, digital media equipment, and combinations of these with
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The Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music
and Acoustics (CCRMA) is a multi-disciplinary facility where composers
and researchers work together using computer-based technology both
as an artistic medium and as a research tool.
Be sure to check out its ELECTRONIC
MUSIC NEIGHBORS ON THE WEB.
The Dartmouth College Master's Program in Electro-Acoustic
Music is an interdisciplinary degree program dedicated to work that
explores the interrelationships among music, technology, cognitive
and computer science, acoustics, and related disciplines. While in
the program, students are encouraged to pursue and develop their individual
goals, and their work may be directed towards creative, research,
theoretical, or technical topics. [They] are interested in students
who are highly motivated and who want to help redefine the future
of music and technology.
The Eastman Computer Music Center (ECMC), established in 1981
as an outgrowth of the electronic music program at the School, provides
computing and digital audio facilities for the realization of compositional,
performance, theoretical and other types of musical projects by Eastman,
University of Rochester and visiting faculty, students, musicians
The combined computer music studios [at Peabody Conservatory of
Music] serve as a working laboratory for music composition and
research, as well as a center for courses, demonstrations, and public
programs. Many projects use both analog and digital facilities.
The Computer Music Center at Columbia University (CPEMC) is
a state of the art computer music facility. The center is housed in
two separate facilities: one in the music department building on the
main Columbia campus, and another, larger facility on 125th Street.
Originally the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, the CMC
is the oldest center for Electroacoustic music in the United States.
Founded by Vladimir Ussachevsky and Otto Luening with a grant from
the Rockefeller Foundation in 1958, the CPEMC featured four well-equipped
tape studios for electronic composition, as well as the famed RCA
Mark II Synthesizer, which is still housed at the CMC.
Music Project at CMU
The Computer Music Project at Carnegie Mellon University is
developing computer music and interactive performance technology to
enhance human musical experience and creativity. This interdisciplinary
effort draws on Music Theory, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence
and Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction, Real-Time Systems,
Computer Graphics and Animation, Multimedia, Programming Languages,
and Signal Processing.
Computer Music and New Media Technology at Northern Illinois University.
The Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) at the University
of North Texas fosters the creation, production, and dissemination
of experimental computer music and intermedia, an interdisciplinary
art form that combines computer music with computer graphics, dance,
theater, sculpture, creative writing, and/or web-based technologies.
Simon Fraser University
The World Soundscape Project (WSP) was established as an educational
and research group by R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University
during the late 1960s and early 1970s.