Networked Systems for Musical Performance

MUSC 1225 S01 [CRN: 26733]

This seminar expands the notion of an independent real-time system into a collective network, where information is transmitted between two or more computers. Transmitting data across the network reveals emergent properties. We will study these properties as the basis for musical performance, by defining different typologies of data transmission and the qualities of latency and jitter they produce.

Over the course of the semester, students will create a number of collaborative network experiments and develop them through an ensemble created specifically for this course: BLIP (The Brown Laptop Improvisation Project). The course culminates in a concert of networked laptop performances.
Spring 2018
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16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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