Daniel Capo (Piano Performance 2011) is another good example of how students can benefit from Digital Arts courses even when they are not a major. While at Stetson, Daniel took DIGA 461 as an elective and has continued to develop his electronic music skills after graduation. Late last year, he release a chiptunes album called O.S.T. – Original Soundtrack and was honored by Square Enix Music Online with a nomination for best chiptune album of the year. Daniel is currently pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Techniques at Mills College. You can get his album on iTunes or Amazon or click the album cover below to visit his BandCamp site.
Album art: Daniel Capo
With the Fall semester drawing to a close, that means it is time for another set of Computer Music final project videos. This time my Digital Arts students were directed to incorporate machine listening into their Max/MSP development. Most of them ended up using the [analyzer~] object, which was originally created by Tristan Jehan and is currently maintained by CNMAT. You can see the results of their work below. Enjoy!
Awesome Auto-Harmonizer – 4 min, 2 sec
Triggering Percussion Samples – 4 min, 48 sec
Violin Accompaniment – 3 min, 11 sec
Guitar to Voice Harmonizer – 4 min, 2 sec
The Fall 2010 crop of students in DIGA 461 Computer Music did a fantastic job exploring algorithmic composition via Max/MSP in their fourth and final project. They produced some creative projects and some equally creative videos to document their work. I hope everybody enjoys these!
Max/MSP Saves Christmas – 4 min, 17 sec
Frank ‘n’ Bots – 4 min, 20 sec
Santa’s Merry Algorithmic Patch of Joy – 4 min, 22 sec
Brownian, Euclidian, and Genetic Algorithms – 7 min, 56 sec
The videos below are by students in the Fall 2009 version of DIGA 461 Computer Music, where undergraduate students learn to use Max/MSP as a platform for exploring sound synthesis, audio processing and algorithmic composition. They are required to not only complete a final research project, but document and share via YouTube. I hope people out there enjoy these as much as I did!
Blues Call and Response – 3 min
Loop Station – 8 min, 7 sec
Sonification of Emails – 3 min, 53 sec
CataRT System – 7 min, 14 sec