Summer University

Csound Summer School

August 1st - 15th 2016

Gleb Rogozinsky, Steven Yi, and Iain McCurdy

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About the Course

Csound is a sound and music computing system. Originally released in 1986 for offline rendering of synthesised audio, it has since grown continuously into one of the leading frameworks for audio programming finding uses in mobile devices such as smartphones, tinyware computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone and bespoke effects pedals. Csound also excels at more conventional uses as an environment for composition, realtime performance, sound installations and sound design and it can easily integrate with other software and hardware through MIDI, OSC, Python, the Csound API and also in its ability to be run as a VST or Audio Unit plugin.

The Csound Summer School is a 2-week long course on Csound held at the Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT), St. Petersburg, Russia, the region’s biggest training facility in a field of telecom. The course is designed to introduce participants to using Csound for sound synthesis, audio processing and music composition. It will introduce both classical and modern Csound practices; participants will be able to understand both historical works as well as design their own projects using the latest best practices.

Requirements

No prior knowledge of Csound is required but participants should have some basic computer experience. Participation from people with some programming experience is also encouraged whose greater baseline knowledge will allow them to proceed at a faster pace.

Curriculum

  1. Introduction to Csound - history, text-based systems, system design, basic usage, instrument/note paradigm, orchestra-only paradigm. Demonstration of use cases for Csound (disk and realtime rendering, batch processing, applications, embedded systems).
  2. Synthesis I - additive, subtractive, fm
  3. Synthesis II - wavetable, granular,
  4. Analysis/Resynthesis I - phase vocoder/resynthesis
  5. Analysis/Resynthesis II - wavelet, loris, ATS
  6. Writing Opcodes - basic UDO’s, sample-by-sample UDO’s, C opcodes
  7. Composition I - Discuss employing Csound in a classic way, writing music
  8. Composition II - Algorithmic Composition
  9. Composition III - Realtime Composition
  10. Introduction to Applications - scripting with Python, show how application development is like with Android or iOS, show on Raspberry PI

Attendees are expected to submit a final project. This can be a sound study, small composition, real-time performance, or other Csound-based work. We will discuss projects with attendees early in the course to give time for planning and execution.

About tutors

Dr. Steven Yi is a composer and programmer. He is the author of the Blue integrated music environment and is a core developer of Csound.

            unique topics: Blue, Csound language and internals

Dr. Gleb G. Rogozinsky is a scientist, composer and sound designer. His study is devoted to signal processing, Internet of Things and serial composition.

            unique topics: wavelets in Csound, Csound and Internet of Things

Dr. Iain McCurdy is a composer and sound designer who has been using Csound since 1997 and currently teaches Csound at Maynooth University in Ireland.

            unique topics: realtime instruments, Csound and sensors, the Cabbage front-end

Curriculum

Duration 15 days

9 days of studying - 6 hours per day (the first half of the day). Second half of the day is reserved for sightseeing and relax.

Two days - arrival to St.Petersburg (31 of July) and leaving (14 of August).

Three days (6,7 and 13 of August) - cultural events and music performances

One day is reserved for student projects presentation and final ceremony

 

Awards

Each student participant is awarded by certificate and 3 ECTS.

 

 

St.Petersburg Summer University on Internet of Things
July 11th – 25th 2016

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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About SUSTP

The “St. Petersburg Summer University” (SUSTP) is open to all students and will help all participants to gain from new methods of lecturing and research as well as enjoying the international atmosphere. As set by the traditional program itself, this program brings also regional and international professors and lecturers for a period of two weeks together and provides the opportunity for local and international students to learn and share their experiences.

 

SUSTP Timetable

9 teaching days: 6 teaching hours in the morning
1 day for organizational issues
1 day for examinations
1 day final event


European Credit Points (4 ECTS)

Every participant receives a certificate from the Summer University St.Petersburg, a certificate from State University for Telecommunication St.Petersburg. You will get 4 ECTS points.

 

Courses

1)  Internet of Things (IoT): from idea to serial production

2)  Internet of Things Communication Protocols

3)  WLAN Design and Site Surveys: a gentle introduction

4)  Data processing in Internet of Things: Artificial neural networks, Machine learning, Data mining and Big Data Technologies

5) Internet of Nanothings. Biodriver project

6) Russian language

 

Excursions

The Summer University takes place during the best time the city can offer: white nights!

 

Conditions

Location: Campus of “State University of Telecommunications”

Accommodation: St.Petersburg hostels 

Fee: € 1000 includes accommodation, meals (breakfast and lunch), school and excuirsion (Hermitage, the "Russian Versailles": Peterhof, cruise along the Neva River, etc.)

 

How to apply:

Complete and submit  Application Form SUSTP 2016

Deadline to apply - March, 1, 2016

 

Contact

Ms. Irina Karpovtseva +7 (812) 305 1230 Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.


St. Petersburg Summer University (SUSTP)
July 20th – August 2nd 2015


 

The International Summer University – St. Petersburg (SUSTP) organized by the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) has come to an end. This year we welcomed the students from United States of America – our partner University - Milwaukee School of Engineering and from Portugal - Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa)

During two weeks from July, 20 till August, 2 our guests attended lectures and visited SPbSUT Internet of Things Laboratory, IPTV laboratory and Media Centre.

Students also had an excursion to Yandex Company which is known as one of the largest internet companies in Europe, operating Russia’s most popular search engine.

Thus, by the end of Summer School the students successfully managed to complete the following courses:

-       State-of-the-art WLAN design, monitoring and troubleshooting principles

Vladimir Lavruhin, The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT), Russia

-       MATLAB programming for engineers and scientists

Dr. Olga Imas, Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA

-       Computer Music and Sound Design 

Gleb Rogozinsky, PhD, Deputy Head of  SUT Medialabs, Russia

However  students  arrived to St. Petersburg not only to get new knowledge, but also to gain a possibility to get acquainted with the numerous sightseeing attractions of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Students-volunteers of our university prepared different excursion programs and were ready to help at any time. Let us appreciate the team of our volunteers: Olga Dvoeglazova, Sophia Kalyazina and Anna Rutman.

For two weeks SUSTP participants visited the basic places of interest in St.-Petersburg, they had a boat trip along the Neva river, enjoyed excursions to the Hermitage and to the environs of the city – Pushkin and Peterhof.

At the Closing ceremony all participants received certificates on Summer University successful termination (3 ECTS points) and some gifts.

Dear present and future participants!

Best wishes,  wonderful memories and see you next year at Summer University or one day as our international students!

 

Summer University 2014


    The International Summer University – St. Petersburg (SUSTP) organized by the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) together with the International Association of Electronic Sciences (IAFES) has come to the end. This year 24 students from China, Cyprus, Germany, Austria, Finland participated in SUSTP.

    During two weeks from July, 7th till July, 18th  each day began with a lesson of Russian language (Professor Tatiana Velyaminova, SPbSUT). After that participants divided in three groups and continued training according to the schedule. Thus, by the end of the second week students SUSTP managed to complete the following courses:

  • «Creating the Internet of things: from idea to series production» (Ruslan KIRICHEK, PhD, Associate Prof., SPbSUT);
  • «Computer music and sound design» (Gleb ROGOZINSKY, PhD, SPbSUT)
  •  «Journalism – old and new technologies in Mass Media» (Prof. Dr. JohannGÜNTHER, Austria);
  • «Effective Communicator in the New Media Era: beyond professional boundaries. Intercultural aspect» (Nina ZHURAVLEVA, PhD, Associate Prof., SPbSUT).

    An excursion to FabLab Polytech has been organized as a part of the course «Internet of things». FabLab is known as a special creative space, a workshop for the youth.

    However students arrived to St. Petersburg not only to get new knowledge, but also to gain a possibility to get acquainted with the sightseeing attractions of one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Students-volunteers of our university prepared different excursion programs and were ready to come to help at any time. Let us appreciate the team of our volunteers: Julia Mikhailova, Elena Khorosheva, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Olga Dvoeglazova, Anastasia Sevostyanova, Daria Rubanova, Sophia Kalyazina, Ilya Zhukov.

    For two weeks SUSTP participants visited the basic places of interest in St.-Petersburg, they had a boat trip along the Neva river, enjoyed a famous show of drawbridge, as well as they went to the environs of the city: Gatchina, Pushkin, Peterhof.

    The Closing ceremony of the Summer University took place at SPbSUT on July, 18th. The ceremony was conducted by vice-rector of International Cooperation Oleg Zolotokrylin and Prof., Dr. Johann Gunter (Austria)  – the co-organizer and partner of this project. All participants of SUSTP received certificates on its successful termination. And the Chinese students prepared very touching gifts: personal letters with the words of gratitude and bouquets of flowers to every student-volunteer and every teacher.