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October 27, 2005

UNESCO Tutorial and Seminar


Creating a Simple Electroacoustic Piece in Easy Stages

Steps for a simple electroacoustic creation--A practical seminar with free online access from UNESCO’s DigiArts portal. UNESCO’s DigiArts project currently offers beginners a step-by-step approach to creating a short electroacoustic piece. This musical creation can be accomplished with the help of detailed software tutorials on the DigiArts portal.

Free access: The practical seminar on electroacoustic music, Creating a simple electroacoustic piece in easy stages, compiled by Bruno Bossis.

Minimum equipment required: Only the simplest material possible is required to access the practical seminar. Whatever the available configuration is, an external microcomputer will be preferable to avoid a too poor sound quality and disturbing background noises. An additional soundcard is by no means a necessity. The practical seminar contains numerous references to documentation on the freeware and to the theoretical seminar already available online.

Reference tools available on the DigiArts portal:

1. Application tutorials: Tutorials for the free music and sound applications were chosen for Mac and PC platforms.

2. Theoretical seminar on electroacoustic music (in French): The theoretical seminar looks at electroacoustic music from a historical angle, and explains its diversity and aesthetical evolution.

Credits: The seminar was compiled by Bruno Bossis, professor at the Universities of Renne 2 and Paris IV-Sorbonne, musicologist in the IRCAM (Institute for music/acoustic research and coordination) Hypermedia Analysis Group, and Doctor in Musicology and researcher at MINT (Music, Computer Science and New Technologies) at Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Contact: digiarts[at]unesco.org

Posted by jo at October 27, 2005 11:14 AM