ICIA 2012 Summer Institute in Italy

Computer Music Instruction

Citta di Castello / Rome

 

 

 

 

Citta di Castello

Scuola Communale di Musica Giacomo Puccini

July 2 through 10, 2012.

 

Two courses will be offered, taught by Carlos Delgado and Riccardo Santoboni.

 

Introduction to Interactive Audio-visual Arts with Max: A beginner's tutorial for musicians, video artists, and dancers

(Carlos Delgado)

 

This nine-day, hands-on course assumes no prior knowledge of the Max programming environment. It will introduce students to the fundamentals of MIDI, audio, and video data processing with a special focus on the development of applications that respond in real time to human input. Student will develop Max patches that allow for control of video

 

Topics covered will include fundamentals of the Max programming environment (objects, inlets and outlets, data types, arguments, execution order); handling MIDI, audio, and video data; analysis of MIDI data (obtaining pitch, velocity, duration, delta time, intervals, pitch class, range, etc.); making automated decisions; introduction to algorithmic composition (generating MIDI, audio, and video data); basic video processing (brightness, color, saturation, zoom, rotation, etc.); graphic user interface (GUI) design.

 

For questions about this course please contact Carlos Delgado.

 

 

 

Microcontrollers and Sensors in Computer Music Interactions

(Riccardo Santoboni)

 

The course will focus on techniques for controlling sound parameters by means of external signals. Arduino hardware and processing software will be used to control CSound as well as MaxMsp. The course is designed for students with no previous experience in electronics or programming (but with some familiarity with the use of computers in music). The levels of the in-class projects will be adjusted to the skill levels of the participants. Arduino hardware ("Diecimila" and Arduino Bluetooth) will be provided.

 

For questions about this course please contact Riccardo Santoboni.

 

 

About the hardware:

 

Students must bring their laptop computers (Mac or PC) with Max installed. There are several options available, listed below from most to least (i.e., free) expensive:

 

About the software:

 

       - Students may purchase Max from Cycling 74 (http://cycling74.com/)

       - Students with a valid student ID may purchase Max from Cycling 74 at a student-discount (http://cycling74.com/shop/discounts/).

       - Students may purchase an inexpensive, 12-month authorization from Cycling 74 (http://cycling74.com/shop/discounts/)

       - Students may download the free 30 day, fully functional trial version of Max from Cycling 74. In this case, students should download and install Max shortly before traveling to Italy, because the trial version will only work for 30 days.

 

       - Csound can be downloaded for free at: http://www.csounds.com/

 

Cost:

 

Total cost for both courses: $300

(Please note: by registering for these courses you will also be able to participate in the intensive, two-day seminar "Designing Interactive Music and Multimedia Systems" offered free of charge in Rome on July 12/13, and described below).

 

 

 

 

Rome

University of Rome, Tor Vergata

July 12 and 13, 2012

 

Designing Interactive Music and Multimedia Systems (see this and other free ICIA and IAEF seminars at Tor Vergata)

(Carlos Delgado)

 

 

This two-day, hands-on seminar is for students who are already familiar with the Max programming language. It will focus on using techniques drawn from the fields of music theory, artificial intelligence, and computer

vision to design systems that respond in real time to human input. Topics covered will include data mapping, Markov Chains, and Gestural Control. Interested students are encouraged to bring their laptops and to download the free cv.jit computer vision library developed by Jean-Marc Pelletier.

 

For questions about this course please contact Carlos Delgado.

 

About the hardware:

 

Students must bring their laptop computers (Mac or PC) with Max installed. There are several options available, listed below from most to least (i.e., free) expensive:

 

About the software:

 

       - Students may purchase Max from Cycling 74 (http://cycling74.com/)

       - Students with a valid student ID may purchase Max from Cycling 74 at a student-discount (http://cycling74.com/shop/discounts/).

       - Students may purchase an inexpensive, 12-month authorization from Cycling 74 (http://cycling74.com/shop/discounts/)

       - Students may download the free 30 day, fully functional trial version of Max from Cycling 74. In this case, students should download and install Max shortly before traveling to Italy, because the trial version will only work for 30 days.

 

       - Once you have installed Max you may download Jean-Marc Pelletier's free cv.jit computer vision library of Max externals at: http://jmpelletier.com/cvjit/

 

 

About the instructors:

 

Riccardo Santoboni is a very well-known Italian composer, conductor, and educator. He is the director and principal conductor of the NABLA Ensemble. He is also professor of computer music at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia. For more information on Riccardo Santoboni's activities please visit his webpage.

 

 

Carlos Delgado's music has been heard in concerts, festivals, and radio broadcasts in Argentina, Australia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Romania, Spain, Venezuela, and the United States. A composer who specializes in electroacoustic chamber music and multimedia, his works have been presented at venues such as Merkin Recital Hall in New York; the 11th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology: New Creativity at the Ammerman Center Auditorium, Connecticut; St. Giles Cripplegate / Barbican, in London, England; the Rencontre Internationale de Science & Cinema (RISC) in Marseille, France; the Strada Facendo Festival, in Pisa, Italy; the International Contemporary Music Week and the International Society for Contemporary Music's World Music Days in Bucharest, Romania; the BKA Theater in Berlin, Germany, and the Black Sea Symphony in Constanta, Romania. In October of 2011 he participated in the international festival of electro-acoustic music EMUFest 2011 held at the St. CeciliaConservatory in Rome, Italy.

A winner of the 1996 Society of Composers CD Series Award, several of his works have been recorded by world-class artists such as Emil Sein, Corrado Canonici, Roger Heaton, and Beate-Gabriela Schmitt, and are available on the CRI (New World Records), Living Artist, Capstone Records, and Sonoton ProViva labels.

 

He was first exposed to Max programming during his graduate studies at New York University in 1997, and has since furthered his knowledge through seminars and courses at Harvestworks (New York City), CNMAT (Berkeley, California), and IRCAM (Paris).

 

His research interests range from gestural control to musical applications of artificial intelligence techniques and the design of interactive music systems. He is the author of several software programs, including Lev, a gestural control instrument for music and video performance, and Simone, an interactive live performance program. He has performed on Lev at Symphony Space in New York City; the Ennio Morricone Auditorium in Rome, Italy; the Titu Maiorescu Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin, Germany; the Musica Senza Frontiere Festival, in Perugia, Italy; and many others.

http://www.bestweb.net/~cdelgado/