Introduction to Audio and Video Synthesis
As Founder and Director of WSU’s Center for Research in Arts, Technology, Education and Learning (CRATEL)I taught a course called Introduction to Audio and Video Synthesis.
Introduction to Audio and Video Synthesis introduced a variety of classic synthesis techniques, digital signal processing, and audio production. During the semester students built software instruments using Pure Data (Pd) and Csound. Additionally the students were exposed to important electronic works both classic (e.g. Stockhausen, Xenakis,Varese) and contemporary (e.g. Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Richard Devine).
The midterm and final consisted of using the software instruments built in class to create an original electronic composition.