Fall2010.CSCI180Homework1 History

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Also consider the discussion on J.S. Bach's "Praeludium II" and his possible use of the Golden ratio.

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Also consider the discussion on J.S. Bach's "Praeludium II" from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1; and his possible use of the Golden ratio.

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  • composing a contemporary piece of music
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Create a musique concrète piece.

Your composition should be 57 seconds long.

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Your composition should be in the musique concrète style.

Your composition should be 57 seconds long.

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Experiment with different possibilities on paper first. Be creative, be original.

In addition to your music, you should include a short report to explain how your piece was put together.

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Also consider the discussion on J.S. Bach's "Praeludium II" and his possible use of the Golden ratio.

Compose your piece on paper first. Draw a diagram, a soundscape. Be creative, be original.

In addition to your music, you should include a short report describing your piece. Your report should include the name of your piece, the experience you try to create, a description of the sounds used, and a visual diagram of the composition's structure.

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You will submit your assignment via WebCT. Be prepared to demo your music to the rest of the class. Your submission consists of the following:

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You will submit your assignment on paper and CD (or USB stick) to the instructor at the beginning of class on the due date.

Be prepared to demo your music to the rest of the class.

Your submission consists of the following:

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  1. The class, homework assignment, date, name of your composition, and your full names at the top.
  2. Names and descriptions of original sound clips. Also, where you got them (include URLs, if possible).
  3. Description of how you manipulated the raw clips (e.g., effects you applied, etc.), and how you combined them. This part is very important also (the job of an audio engineer depends on it).
  1. Your original audio clips (as named in your report).
  2. Your Audacity project file (call it Name_of_Your_Composition.aup, whatever the name of your composition is).
  3. Your final mixed-down audio file (see Audacity's Export menu). The format should be MP3 or OGG (no WAV files!).
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  1. Names: The class, homework assignment no., date, name of your composition, and your full names at the top.
  2. Experience: a description of the experience you try to create.
  3. Diagram: your soundscape design.
  4. Sounds: Names and descriptions of sounds used. Also, where you got them (include URLs, if possible).
  1. Your composition in MP3 or OGG (no WAV files please!).
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  • How well your report (design document) is written.