Guest speaker: Ryan Guldemond

Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother will be giving a special presentation today at 12pm in room B1227.


September 30 – sampling

Early sampling-

Amen break –



Sampling – Hip Hop history

Fight the power

Dab- Plunderphonics

Steve Reich- Come Out

Madeon – Pop Culture- Live mashup

Mashup of youtube videos

Imogen Heap “Hide and Seek”

film made entirely from footage found on the web

rolling in the beats– live video mashup

Ableton Push- Flight of the bumblebee

Laura Escude

arm tracks: all-body-controlled-ableton-live-with-kinect-brings-shirtless-musical-innovation/

power glove


The third track was a piano-heavy instrumental in need of a vocal. Preston teased out a melody: “I’m a lighthouse,” he sang. “I’ll guide you back.” He tried a few variations, then settled on one. Afrojack liked the vocal line, but he wasn’t sure about the song’s structure. “It’s a thirty-second verse, a thirty-second pre-chorus, and a thirty-second chorus,” he said. “Is that right for a radio song?”
“You don’t go by time,” Preston said. “You go by bars.”
Afrojack cocked his head. “What’s ‘bars’?”

Afrojack Feat. Eva Simons

Rihanna – Calvin Harris

September 16 Notation

Musical notation

Seikilos epitaph (200 BC to 100 AD)

chant notation notation ca. 900

Charlemagne ca. 800

Offertorio Iubilate Deo universa terra

iubilate 1a

Guido of Arezzo (ca. 1020)

Belle bonne (ca. 1400)


-invented moveable type press ca. 1440

– Gutenberg bible ca. 1450

Gutenberg Galaxy – Marshall McLuhan

music publishing

music engraving

Odhecaton – 1501 – Petrucci Venice

josquin baises moy (1501)

Publishing Patents- Petrucci, Byrd/Tallis , Lully

Orfeo (1604)

Orfeo p1

Bach Brandenburg 1 (1721)

BC1 p1

Brahms Symphony 4 (pub. 1886)

Brahms 4 p1

Stockhausen Studie II

DJ Notation

Other notation styles

Lead sheet:

Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode


Logic notation:

2 note entry methods-

1) play in real time

2) step entry

3) Enter some song lyrics


September 2, 2014

from this: (Ferranti Mark 1- 1951)

BBC recording 1951

to this- Jamie Lidell

The state of the art of music on the computer.

Development of “computer music” 1980s to now.

This is the Fairlight, the original digital musical instrument:

Miami Vice Theme:

Fairlight CMI Series II (1980)

  • Price: ~£25,000
  • CPUs: Dual Motorola 6800
  • Storage: Two 8″ floppy drives
  • Memory: 16 kB per voice, System: 64 kB, Video: 16 kB (512×256 pixels)
  • Voices: 8 voices of polyphony

Fairlight Pro App for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad, iOS 4.0 or later. (2011)

  • £29.99
  • Entire original Fairlight CMI IIX Sound Library containing 564 voices.

The MIDI standard- 1983

FM from the 70’s

DX7- first MIDI synth

Madonna Live to tell

Janet Jackson When I think of you

Present day computer- professional multimedia workstation.

Garageband, iMovie etc.

Digital Filmmaking Mike Figgis

What can a musician do on the computer?

  • Compose music
  • Notate music
  • Record music
  • Edit recording
  • Make accompanying loops for practicing instruments
  • Master recordings for CD production, or other electronic distribution.
  • Design art work for recording
  • Research music
  • Write or research program notes
  • Make and edit video to go with music
  • Make a website on which to post music and video, or comment on music or blog about music, or to connect with other musicians.

File formats: professional output- democratization of digital art

1. Compose, notate, record music.

Logic, Sibelius and then also Garageband, (iPad and computer)

All apple loops:

All personal:

New idea of creativity

“no musical talent required”

Audio vs MIDI

Audio files:


Apple loops:

from Garageband iPad to Garageband Laptop to Logic Pro.

Compose, notate, record music in one program:Logic (from No brighter sun…)


Compose and record in Logic, notate in Sibelius: (from Rethink Forever)


Virtual instruments:

First synth plugins 1999 Cubase

Huge development since then.


iMovie (see Figgis above)

Final Cut Pro X

From “Life Opera”

Selfie is the word




Petrucci music library: “Sharing the world’s public domain music”

Currently 60,000 works

Choral Wiki: The choral public domain library

Wikipedia: articles about all aspects of music

Music resources:


Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall