Introduction to Audio and Video Synthesis covers a variety of classic synthesis techniques, digital signal processing, and audio production. During the semester students build software instruments using PureData (Pd) and Csound.
Additionally the students are 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 consists of using the software instruments built in class to create an original electronic composition.