The MSc in Digital Composition and Performance is a dynamic new MSc designed to attract composers, musicians, and sound artists interested in developing creative and technical expertise.
The programme covers algorithmic composition, real-time and non real-time sound synthesis and signal processing, sound diffusion and spatialisation, and computer-based performance strategies.
By stressing the importance of making music for live performance situations and not for performance exclusively by others, the course places the composer onstage and at the forefront of their music's realisation.
This bridges the gap between the musical vision and its performability as well as between the composer and performer.
Further, to increase interdisciplinary awareness, the field is placed within a wider context of cultural, critical, technological, and musical study.
The programme's focus is primarily musical and artistic, with direct intended careers being composer and sonic/digital artist/performer.
The programme's interdisciplinary aspect leads naturally into music technology-based fields such as soundware engineer, multimedia developer, digital audio editor, etc.
This article was published on Feb 18, 2013