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Pazhutan Art Music Enterprise Is A systematic pedagogical project managed By Mohammad Pazhutan.

The system consists of different courses to study and explore the music technology, contemporary sound art and advanced music composition. While these courses are designed for composition students in the first place, they are also suitable for studio operators, instrumentalists, and even artists from other fields.

Please note that the classes have waiting lists. You can register in the contact page of this website.

Below are the list of all departments of Pazhutan Art Music Enterprise. Click on the departments to see the details of the courses.



Departments

ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC
SOUND ART | SOUND INSTALLATION
MUSIC APPRECIATION
JAZZ
MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION
MUSIQUE8 | THE CHILDREN MUSIC EDUCATION SYSTEM

 
Department Description:

ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC

The study of art of sound creation and reproduction using hardware and software systems. Focused on the principles of sound synthesis, sampling and advanced knowledge of modules (oscillators, filters, envelope generators, etc.) used in modular sound production systems.

In MPC1+ and MPC3 The Student learns the analog and digital signal flow and routing, connections, using control surfaces, DAW operation, sequencing and audio recording, digital signal processing, algorithmic composition, audio mixing and mastering.

In MPC 2 and MPC2+ The emulation of the contemporary styles through complete production of more than 60 different pieces of music boosts the skills of a composer/electronic musician/music producer as a synthesist and orchestrator and helps composing original material.

In MPC7, students understand the core concepts in computer music, digital signal process, the techniques of digital sound synthesis and develop creative methods for algorithmic and interactive computer music composition. Lectures also cover the philosophical ideas in sound art and the reasons that drive the development of computer music techniques in its artistic context?



:: MPC1+ : ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC ::

- SCOPE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
History of Electronic Music in 20th Century
Introduction to Scientific Music
Introduction to Modern Music
Introduction to Minimalism
Introduction to Serialism
Introduction to Conceptual Art
Electronic Music Composers
Introduction to Electronic Art Music
Introduction to Electronic Dance Music
Introduction to Electronic Music Equipment and Technology

* INTRODUCTION TO E-MUSIC STUDIO
* Cyber-Studio / Virtual Studio
Connections (RCA, XLR, TS, ...)
Electricity Safety
Studio Equipment
Audio Interface
ReWire Technology

- ANALOG SYNTHESIS

Voltage Controlled Oscillators
Voltage Controlled Filters
Envelope (ADSR)
Low Frequency Oscillators
Arpeggiator
Sequencer
Additive Synthesis
Subtractive Synthesis
Analog Synthesizers
Modular Synthesizers
Semi-modular Synthesizers

- DIGITAL SYNTHESIS

Frequency Modulation
Pulse Code Modulation
Wavetable Synthesis
Granular Synthesis
Formant Synthesis
Physical Modeling Synthesis
Imitative Synthesis
Software Synthesizers
Modular Software Synthesizers
Mobile Synthesizers


- SAMPLING

Digital Sampling
ADC and DAC (Analog To Digaital Convert, Digital To Analog Convert)
Sample Rate
Resolution
Signal To Noise Ratio
Sampling Tips
Sampling Methods
Samplers
Sampling Formats
Sample-Playback Softwares
ROMplers
Soft-Sampling


- MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DIGITAL INTERFACE (MIDI)

MIDI Architecture
MIDI Message
MIDI Connections (Simple, Daisy-chaining, Star-Config)
MIDI Spec
MIDI Control
MIDI Data Stream
Extensions of MIDI
SMF
XMF
RMI

- DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION (DAW)

Computer Based DAWs
Integrated DAWs
Commercial Systems
Open Source
* Ableton Live
* Avid ProTools
* Apple Logic
* MOTU Digital Performer
* Steinberg Cubase / Nuendo
* Propellerhead Reason / ReWire Technology
* TDM / RTAS / AU / VST Operation

- RECORDING

Microphone
Principles
Mic Varieties (Condenser, Electret Capacitor, Dynamic, Dynamic Ribbon, Carbon, Piezo, Laser, Liquid,)
Mic Technology
Capsule Design
Microphone Polar Patterns (Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Hyper-cardioid, Bi-Directional, Shotgun)
Measurement and Spec
Calibration
Basic Techniques (Close Miking, Stereo, X-Y, M-S, Near-Coincident, A-B, Blumlein Shuffler, Baffled Omni)
Binaural
Surround
Recording Musical Instruments (Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Electronics, Drums, Percussion)


- EFFECTS AND SIGNAL PROCESSORS

Insert FX
Send / Return
Signal Processors
DSP
Equalization
Reverberation
Audio Level Compression
Noise Gate
Limiting
Side-Chaining
Delay (Phase, Chorus, Flange, Echo, Slap-back)
Distortion
Amplifiers (Classes, Vacuum Tube, Transistor, Operational, Magnetic)


- MIX

Mixing Console
Soundboard
Taper Pots
Analog Consoles
Digital Consoles
Virtual Soundboards
Dub
Aux Send/Return
DJ Mixers


- DJ

Disc Jockey
Turntables (Unit, Arm, Stylus, Connections, Slipmat)
Vinyl Records
Compact Disc and Computer Media
Electronic Effects
Digital Controllers
DJ Techniques
*Scratch, Back Spin, Beatmatch, Beatmix
DJ Gear


*DJ-Software:
Native Instruments Traktor
Ableton Live


:: MPC2 : ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION COURSE ::

- TAPE STUDIO | SAMPLING | SOUND SCULPTING
Wave Edit / Wave Mix / Tape Music Techniques

- SOUNDSCAPE | DRONOLOGY | AMBIENT
Soundscape Composition / Additive Synthesis / FX Synthesis / Process and Mix


- FUNK | DISCO | DUB
Funky Lines / Funk Grooves / Sequencing Disco


- KRAUTROCK | ELECTRO
Atmospheric Composition / Writing Analog Sequences / Modular Synthesizer Sequencing / Vocoder


- HOUSE | TECHNO | TRANCE
Four On The Floor Sequencing / Subtractive Synthesis / TB-303, TR808, TR909 Lines / Designing Bass Patterns / Arpeggios


- BASS MUSIC | HIP HOP | BREAKBEAT
Turntablism / Bass Lines / Hipping and Hopping / Funky Grooves / Booty Bass / Amen Break


- ACID HOUSE | AMBIENT HOUSE | DEEP HOUSE
Acid Lines / Sequencing Breaks / Ambient Atmo


- HARD CORE | RAVE | JUNGLE | DRUM'N BASS
Sequencing Drum Lines for EBM / Sequencing Bass lines / More Synthesis Methods


- BRAINDANCE | IDM | GLITCH
Hi-Tech Sampling and Synthesis / Noise Manipulation


- DOWN TEMPO | TRIP HOP | ACID JAZZ | NU JAZZ
Electro-Acoustic Sound Manipulation


- PROGRESSIVE HOUSE | TECH HOUSE | MINIMAL TECHNO
Advanced Hi-Tech Sequencing, Using Multiple Sound Process Techniques / Advanced Synthesis Software


- GOA | PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE
More Hi-Tech Sequencing and Sound Process Techniques


:: MPC2+ : ADVANCED ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION COURSE ::

- MICROSOUND | MICROHOUSE

- NU BREAKS | NU SKOOL BREAKS | UK BREAKS

- TRIBAL HOUSE | PROGRESSIVE BREAKS

- NEWBEAT | POWER ELECTRONICS | NOIZECORE

- DRILL'N BASS

- ILLBIENT

- DARK AMBIENT | ETHEREAL | NEO FOLK

- CHIPTUNES | CASIOCORE | VGM | NINTENDO

- INDUSTRIAL | ELECTRONIC BODY MUSIC | DARKWAVE

- SYNTHPUNK | DARK SYNTH | COLD WAVE

- POWER NOISE | SPEEDCORE| TERRORCORE

- ELECTRO-ROCK | CYBER-METAL | METALCORE


:: Exclusive Course : PRO TOOLS ::

- Introduction to Pro Tools
- Configuring System
- Basics, Transport, Regions
- Navigation, Imports, Record
- Edit and Editing Tools
- Mix
- Plugins
- Mix Automation
- Final Mix

:: MPC 3 : MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DIGITAL INTERFACE ::
Course Description: Students shall learn the about MIDI technology and the endless possibilities of digital interface in music composition, performance and studio work.

- MIDI History, Audio Representation, Terminology
- Studio Setup, Signal Routing
- ReWire Technology In Depth
- Basic Sequencing
- Sequencing And Audio Recording
- Digital Signal Processing
- Algorithmic Compositon (Multiple Sessions)


:: MPC7 : ESSENTIALS OF COMPUTER MUSIC ::
THEORY | INTRODUCTION | APPLICATION
Applications Of Computing Technology In Music Composition, DSP, Computer Based Sound Synthesis, Real Time Synthesis And Psychoacoustics.

- MUSIC THEORY AND MATH RELATIONSHIP
- COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOUND ART
- OBJECT ORIENTATION
- COMPUTER BASED SYNTHESIS AND PERFORMANCE
- SPECTRUM MODELLING
- CELLULAR AUTOMATA AND MUSIC
- VISUAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
- HCI: HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
- COMPUTER AIDED ALGORITHMIC COMPOSITION
- LIVE CODING
- GRAPH THEORY
- DATA INTERFACE METHODS
- AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
- MACHINE IMPROVISATION | COMPUTER GENERATED MUSIC
- DIGITAL ACOUSMATIC ART
- SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE
- MIDI NETWORKS
- AUDIO RESEARCH
- INTRODUCTION TO PURE DATA
- INTRODUCTION TO CSOUND
- INTRODUCTION TO OPEN MUSIC
- INTRODUCTION TO SUPERCOLLIDER
- INTRODUCTION TO ChucK
- INTRODUCTION TO MAX MSP JITTER

:: MPC13 : PURE DATA ::
PRACTICE | TECHNIQUE | WORKSHOP
Coding, Acoustic Principles And Advanced Electronic Music Processing For Composers.

BASED ON THE TEXTS OF JOHANNES KRIEDLER AND MILLER PUCKETTE

- WHAT IS PD
- INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH PD
- TYPES OF DATA
- THE CONTROL LEVEL
- AUDIO : ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS
- AUDIO : SUBTRACTIVE SYNTHESIS
- AUDIO : SAMPLING
- AUDIO : WAVE SHAPING
- AUDIO : MODULATION SYNTHESIS
- AUDIO : GRANULAR SYNTHESIS
- AUDIO : FOURIER ANALYSIS
- AUDIO : AMPLITUDE CORRECTIONS
- CONTROLLING SOUNDS: ALGORITHMS
- CONTROLLING SOUNDS: SEQUENCER
- CONTROLLING SOUNDS: HIDS
- CONTROLLING SOUNDS: NETWORK
- STREAMING
- VISUALS

:: MPC14 : SUPERCOLLIDER ::
Materials for understanding, practicing and programming of computer music for advanced composers.

BASED ON THE TEXTS OF Dr. NICK COLLINS

- INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
- SOUND SYNTHESIS 1: ADDITIVE, SUBTRACTIVE, MODULATION
- SEQUENCING
- INTERACTION 1
- SOUND SYNTHESIS 2: SAMPLE BASED, GRANULAR
- EFFECTS
- INTERACTION 2
- TIMING AND PSYCHOLOGY OF RHYTHM
- ALGORITHMIC COMPOSITION
- OPEN SOUND CONTROL, SERVER MESSAGING, NETWORK MUSIC
- SOUND SYNTHESIS 3: PHYSICAL MODELLING
- SOUND ANALYSIS

 

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