Transmission
Software Training

OpenMusic

Discover Computer-Assisted Composition – From Calculations to Music
November 26 through November 29,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Ircam
salle Nono
Language

French

Level

Beginner

Prices

1000 €

Practical information


Program

Tuesday

MorningDiscovery and use of the OpenMusic interface (Workspace, Listener and patches);
Creation of patches, main types of data;
Introduction to the formalization and configuration of the musical space;
Construction of chords.
AfternoonDifferent types of musical notation in OpenMusic, proportional notation and metric notation (<chord>, <chord-seq>, <voice>, <multi-seq>, <poly>);
Control of different musical configurations;
Algorithmic generation of musical sequences, repetition, reversal, symmetries, concatenation, and overlays. From monophony to polyphony.

Wednesday

MorningIteration, introduction <omloop>;
Communication from OpenMusic to other musical notation software (Finale, bach, Live, etc.);
Controlling processes from segment curves.
AfternoonUse of sketches, introduction to <maquette>;
Abstractions in OM.

Thursday

MorningAudio-MIDI configuration;
Preferences and external synthesizers;
Microtonality in OM;
Introduction to formalization;
- Exercises on formalization;
- Messiaen’s scales, the use of algebraic representations
- Inversion from an axis, the use of geometric representations <omloop> review and a more in-depth look at (<listloop>, <forloop>, <onlistloop>, <while>).
AfternoonAcoustic models for music, micro-tonality and writing;
The harmonic series, use of spectral analysis for writing, ring modulation, amplitude modulation, etc. (examples from the work of Tristan Murail - Territoires de l’oubli, Gondwana, Désintégrations, etc.) ;
The Esquisse library.

Friday

MorningStochastic models in music, controlling randomness;
The notion of distribution;
Distribution of probabilities: examples in the works of Iannis Xenakis (Achorripis, Herma, etc.);
The OM-alea Library
- Distributions
- Random-Walks
- Markov chains.
Afternoon<maquette>, further analysis;
The resources available in OpenMusic to continue your learning;
Assessment of acquired knowledge using a multiple-choice test (30 minutes).