Music and Technology: Loud and Clear!

General description

Do you want to feel the music during your summer? So this is the BEST option for you!

On this Summer Course you'll be able to experience a big diversity of music experiences involving new technologies.

We invite you to develop new tecnhologic, craft or hybrid instruments. The musical creativity will naturally appear.

On this Summer Course you'll learn modern themes as retrieval music, computer vision, diy and musical programation, always supported with a strong pratical component of performance and musical exploration.

Besides all this fantastic music experiences, you'll have the possibility to learn everything about this crazy city - Porto!

Have you ever seen the House of Music in Porto? Have you ever tasted Porto wine? Have you ever swim in the wonderfull Portuguese sea?

Then now is your opportunity! Come and experience all of this things!!!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Architectural Engineering , Automotive Engineering , Chemistry/Chemical Technology , Civil Engineering , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics , Physics/Physics Engineering , Power Engineering , Production Engineering/Management , Telecommunications/Electronics
Content and topics:
MUSIC CONTENT PROCESSING Description: This module will provide an overview of Music Content Processing research. We will look into ways to extract semantic information from a number of media, from specific audio signals (e.g. digital audio musical signals) to contextual annotations (e.g. textual data from, tweets, etc.). Practical aspects of the course will make use of a number of toolboxes and web APIs. Proposed duration: 12 hours 5h theory (lecture-like) 7h practice (in groups of 4-5 people) Instructor: Fabien Gouyon INTERACTIVE MUSIC PRACTICES Description: This module will give a hands-on approach to interactive music practices and technologies, focusing on the use of external controllers like gamepads, Wii remote and the iPhone, computer vision techniques using the Kinect sensor, and an insight on Do-It-Yourself musical instruments using the Arduino board, for the control of musical algorithms to use in real time. The module will also cover several sound processing and synthesis techniques. Proposed duration: 30 hours 8 hours of theory; 22 hours hands-on. Instructors: Rui Dias; Filipe Lopes
Learning goals and objectives:
Final goal will include the creation of a laptop ensemble and group compositions.
Examination type:
Final Project
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

* Canteen * Restaurant * Sandwiches
* Bus