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CS 397X Topic: Musical Informatics: Mathematical Foundation and Digital Music Tools

Course Description: This course is an extended review of the relationships of music, mathematics and computer science. It examines the relationships of music and mathematics from Pythagoras to J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart as well as focusing on modern digital music and Ianis Xenakis. It explores the areas of mathematics that are used in music theory and music composition. Because of computer science only recently composers can incorporate complex mathematical models in composition without having to make the tedious calculations they require.


4 credits


CS 113 Min Grade D or MAT 137 Min Grade D