MUST2062 - Digital Composition and Performance


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination and Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Practical examination 1/2
work 1/2

Course content

The course is comprised of these main elements: Algorithmic composition and advanced audio synthesis techniques. Performance-oriented software, interactive use of music technology, live electronics.

Learning outcome

The candidate
-Has insight into aesthetic practice based on digital tools for music performance and composition
- Can identify common methods for algorithmic composition
- knows central aspects of advanced techniques for audio synthesis
- has insight on how their own developed computer programs can be utilized in combination with commercial tools
- has a conscious relation to their own creative process


The candidate

-Can compose audio pieces based on algorithmic methods and combine these with advanced techniques for audio synthesis
- has practical experience with realtime control of automatic composition processes
- can devise technical solutions to specific musical problems within composition, improvisation and performance
- Can perform music based on these techniques

Learning methods and activities

The course is taught in thematic blocks containing lectures, group projects and practical exercises. Each block is arranged as a concentrated workshop of 2-4 days duration. Information about exercises and requirements is given in Blackboard at semester start.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Music production and performance with an accompanying written reflection. All components of the assessment must be passed. If you fail on one part of the examination you must retake the part which you have failed.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)
Music Technology (BMUST)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor's programme in Music Technology. Passed MUST1060.

The course has restricted admission.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST1056 7.5 01.09.2012
MUST1054 7.5 01.09.2012
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Technology
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Practical examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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