PROJECT 1: IDEA GENERATOR

Write down 5 ideas for new instruments/systems. Each idea should include a drawing/sketch and a few sentences explaining how it will work. Go for a variety of different ideas rather than variations on a theme. Think outside the box (as in, not all instruments need to be built into boxes!). Think about how the instrument will work/look/communicate in a performance. Don’t be constrained by what you know or what you think is feasible. Feel free to throw in an idea or two that is absurd given the timeline of this class!

Post your ideas to your course blog by midnight on Monday, January 30th.


PROJECT 2: DESIGNING ENCLOSURES

Make a project enclosure using digital fabrication tools (CNC, 3D printer, laser cutter, etc). Your project should have 2 digital inputs, 2 analog inputs, and 2 digital outputs. Download this PD patch as a starter patch with the inputs and outputs set up.

Due in class on Wednesday February 8th.


PROJECT 3: PHYSICAL PROTOTYPE

create a non-functioning physical prototype for your instrument and ‘perform’ it in class. Use cheap, easy to with with materials like cardboard, styrofoam, and paper.

Resources:

Due in class on Monday, February 27th


PROJECT 4: FUNCTIONAL VERSION

create a fully functioning draft of an instrument and be ready to demonstrate it in class.


PROJECT 5: SOLO COMPOSITION

Create a solo composition for your instrument. The piece should be around 5 minutes long and should have a score (loosely defined).


PROJECT 6: GROUP COMPOSITION

create an ensemble score for our group of new instruments


PROJECT 7: FINAL PERFORMANCE

create a piece and perform it in the final show