Digital Media Research Centre (DMARC), University of Limerick. Spring 2014.
This module was part of the B.Sc. in Music, Media and Performance Technology. Fourth year students used Max/MSP to implement compositional systems, using a variety of algorithmic techniques (chaos, genetics, fractals, Markov chains). The practicalities of packaging applications, developing interfaces, and performance systems was emphasised.
For this module I continued development of my Max tutorial, which is a learning aid entirely implemented as Max patches. This differs from others available, in that it is specifically oriented towards algorithmic composition, while not skipping the programming basics. Different components of this tutorial can be excerpted when teaching different modules. The benefit is consistency in approach, nomenclature, and style.