Whom the seminar is aimed at:
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.
The practical seminar on electroacoustic music, ‘Creating a simple electroacoustic piece in easy stages’, compiled by Bruno Bossis, can be accessed for free on UNESCO’s DigiArts portal at:
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.
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.