Fachmodul
AudioLAB I: Multidimensionale Aspekte der Live Elektronik durch die Anwendung
von drahtlosen Sensoren, Tangible User Interfaces, und digitale Schnittstellen
AudioLAB I: Multidimensional Aspects of Live Electronics through the Application
of Wireless Sensors, Tangible User Interfaces and Digital Interfaces

Instructor: Jason Reizner, Dr. Teresa Carrasco, with the assistance of Amy Barnett, Chloe Yoon and Pablo Silva Saray.
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Capacity: max. 15 students
Language: Deutsch/English
Date: Mittwoch/Wednesday, 17:00-20:00
Location: Coudraystrasse 13a, Room 011
First Meeting: 25.10.2017

Description

Das Modul beschäftig sich sowohl mit der Techniken, als auch mit den Performative Aspekten und Aufführungspraxis der Live Elektronik. Auf der Suche nach neuen und experimentellen Wege Musik zu kreieren und interpretieren möchten wir eine Arbeits- und Musikgruppe gründen die sich regelmässig trifft, mit den Ziel eine neue und innovative Art und Weise der Elektroakustische Musik zu präsentieren. Schwerpunkte:

  • Angewandte Techniken der Live Elektronik
  • Drahtlose Sensorik angewandt auf Klanggestaltung und Multikanal Performance
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Interaktion: Mensch/Maschine/Musik
  • Physikalische Daten und Kommunikationswege
  • Kartierung und Parametrisierung für die Klanggestaltung
  • Aufführungspraxis

Die Arbeiten münden in verschiedenen Aufführungen während des Wintersemesters 2017/2018.


This module focuses on the technology, performance and production aspects of live electronics. Examining new and experimental ways to create and interpret music, we will be forming working groups that meet regularly with the goal of presenting new and innovation methods in electroacoustic music.

Core Themes:

  • Applied techniques for working with live electronics
  • Wireless sensor technology as applied to sound design and multichannel performance
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Interaction: Humans/Machines/Music
  • Physical Data and Communications Systems
  • Mapping and Parameterization for sound design
  • Production Practice

The works created in this module will culminate in performance productions during the Winter Semester 2017/8.

Admission requirements

Instructor permission

Registration procedure

Candidates from Media Art and Design MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree Program:
Preliminary registration will take place at the faculty-wide enrollment event on Tuesday, 10. October from 11:00 until 13:00 in the Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7.

Candidates from other programs:
Preliminary registration is conducted by sending an email with your name, matriculation number and a statement outlining your motivation for taking this module, as well as your background, technical competences and current areas of research, to teresa.carrasco.garcia [ät] uni [minus] weimar.de

All candidates:
Formal registration will take place at the close of the first class meeting. In the event there are more interested participants than available capacity, candidates will be selected on the basis of their technical, aesthetic and conceptual aptitude.

Evaluation

Successful completion of the course is dependent on regular attendance, active participation, completion of weekly assignments and delivery of a relevant semester project. Please refer to the Evaluation Rubric for more details.

Eligible participants

Fachmodul:
MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree Medienkunst/-gestaltung, MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree Media Art and Design, MSc MediaArchitecture



Syllabus (subject to change)

___ |25.10.17 | ___

  • AudioLab presentation
  • Organizational
    Groups. (5 x 3 students)
    Tasks
    Planning
  • Topic 1. LightBlue Bean +
    Materials: AUDIOLAB KIT


___ | 01.11.2017 | ___
AUDIOLAB JAM
18:00 - 20:00

___ |08.11.2017 | ___
Topic 2. Sensors

___ |15.11.2017 | ___
Topic 3. Ultrasonic distance sensor, HC-SR04. Distance measurement on AudioVisual performance by Wavetable synthesis and Jitter examples

AudioLAB Rehearsal

___ |29.11.2017 | ___
Topic 4. Introducction to robotics: Servo motors, aleatorik und algorithmische music
https://diyhacking.com/hexapod-walker-raspberry-pi/
Marco Ciciliani, Christian Faubel
http://www.markociciliani.de/archive/intersection.html
https://vimeo.com/189931805

AudioLAB Rehearsal

___ |06.12.2017 | ___
AUDIOLAB JAM
18:00 - 20:00

___ |13.12.2017 | ___
Topic 5. MPU-6050 module 3-axis analog gyro sensor + Acceleration sensor for live electronics performance. Live transformation and live spatialization

AudioLAB Rehearsal

___ |06-07-08.01.2018 | ___
AudioLAB Rehearsal

___ |13.01.2018 | ___
CONCERT in ERFURT

___ |24.01.2018 | ___
Groups present their own project CONCEPT FOR ABSCHLUSSKONZERT
AudioLAB Rehearsal

___ |13-14-15.02.2018 | ___
AudioLAB Rehearsal

___ |16.02.2018 | ___
AUDIOLAB ABSCHLUSSKONZERT

Time/Space to confirm


Getting Ready - Software

___ | 25.10.17 | ___

  • Punch Through

https://punchthrough.com/bean/docs/guides/everything-else/downloads/

  • Arduino (V. 1.6.6)

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftwareReleases

  • Pure Data

https://puredata.info/downloads

  • Max/MSP

https://cycling74.com/downloads

  • Reaper

https://www.reaper.fm/download.php

  • MIDIMusical Instruments Digital Interface see also →OSC Monitor

https://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

  • Processing

https://processing.org/download/


Reference

  • Light Bluebean Reference

https://punchthrough.com/bean/reference

  • Bean Arduino Firmware

https://punchthrough.com/files/bean/arduino-core-docs/1.8.0-beta1/class_bean_class.html

  • Arduino Reference

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage



Circuits - Sensors

___ | 08.11.17 | ___

  • What is a Circuit

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/what-is-a-circuit

  • Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/voltage-current-resistance-and-ohms-law

  • Series and Parallel Circuits

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/series-and-parallel-circuits

  • Resistors

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/resistors
4 Band Resistor Color Code Calculator: https://www.digikey.com/en/resources/conversion-calculators/conversion-calculator-resistor-color-code-4-band

  • Voltage Dividers

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/voltage-dividers

  • Ohm's Law

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circuits/Lesson-3/Ohm-s-Law

How to Use a Breadboard https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-use-a-breadboard

Using a Thermistor
https://learn.adafruit.com/thermistor/using-a-thermistor

___ | 15.11.17 | ___

Using a Ultrasonic Sensor
http://randomnerdtutorials.com/complete-guide-for-ultrasonic-sensor-hc-sr04/
http://www.micropik.com/PDF/HCSR04.pdf
http://www.elecfreaks.com/store/download/product/Sensor/HC-SR04/HC-SR04_Ultrasonic_Module_User_Guide.pdf

http://howtomechatronics.com/tutorials/arduino/ultrasonic-sensor-hc-sr04/

NewPing Library
http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/NewPing
https://bitbucket.org/teckel12/arduino-new-ping/wiki/Home

Ultrasonic Sensor Setup
(Click on Image)
171115 UltrasonicSetup.jpg