Music Informatics


Course Title

Music Informatics

Course Code


Type of Course

Compulsory Selective Course, 4 hours / week, (2 theory + 2 workshop)

Course Level




ECTS Credits

6 (3+3)

Professor (s)

Tassos Kolydas

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
successfully use their knowledge in the subject of information technology to solve everyday problems.

Understand the fundamentals of computer on which rests the management of multimedia (multimedia) hardware in general and the digitization of music in particular.

Apply the tools of information technology to carry out scientific work on the music. 

Combine the available tools provided by computer science for the synthesis of art in the field of music and to promote them to a wider audience.

Analyze the needs in order to choose the appropriate hardware (hardware) and software (software) to meet their needs.

Self - assess the results of their efforts and find ways to deepen knowledge in the fields that interest them.

Use the Internet to search for information and data necessary to solve problems of everyday life.

Ensure the security of computing systems with the use of modern methods and practices .

Teaching Approach

Interactive presentation / lecture supported by theoretical overview of issues related to digitization and editing music files and practice on specific relevant issues.


Recommended Courses in the Curriculum

Theory of Traditional Music I - Performance I
Theory of Traditional Music II - Performance II
Digital Sound
Midi Code in Music Informatics
Sound Engineering & Recording

Course Content

Theory :
Categories of computing systems. Organization and operation of computer systems. Representation and processing of information : number systems , representation of numbers and characters , methods of data compression , digital video and audio performance . Memory organization : Memory technology and features , memory hierarchy . I/O units : storage devices , input - output , networking and telecommunications equipment

Learning software for word processing , networking , communication and file sharing , image processing , signal processing (two track editors), recording and playback of music on multiple channels (sequencers), recording the score.

Recommended Bibliography

Berners - Lee T. (2002). Weaving the Web: the Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web By Its Inventor, Athens: Govostis

Cook N. (1988). Analysing Musical Multimedia. Oxford: Clarendon Press

James Maguire - etc. (2001). E-music: Everything for music on the internet (trans. John Ioanidis), Athens: Anubis

Rechenberg P. (1992). Introduction to Information Technology: A Comprehensive Presentation (translated Panagiotis Drepaniotis). Athens: Prentice Hall

Ladias T. (2003). Methodology and multimedia programming. Athens: Prentice Hall

Plessas A. (1992). Art and Technology: The First Horizons. Athens: Contemporary Music

D. Politis (2007). Languages ​​and interfaces in Music Informatics, Athens: Prentice Hall

Pomportsis A. (1997). Multimedia Theory and Practice. Thessaloniki: Tziola

Tsouroplis A. G., Klimopoulos S. K. (1991). Introduction to Computers. Athens: Pelican

Learning Exercises

Homeschooling study specific exercises given in class.

Teaching Methods

The course is based on a tripartite teaching with student participation, discussion and practice.

Criteria and Methods of Evaluation

Written examination at the end of the semester. Assess the understanding of all the issues related to digitization and editing music files (Theory), and the ability to manipulate and control specific devices and software for the implementation of digitization and editing music files (Lab).

Teaching Language