- Due date: Sunday June 6 2pm-6pm at sideway music bar
- Mark weighting: 50%
- Submission: submit your assignment according to the instructions below
- Policies: for late policies, academic integrity policies, etc. see the policies page
At the end of semester your LENS performance will be assessed in terms of quality of the artefact itself and through a live performance. This is the culmination of your hard work in the LENS course, and it won’t be a dry, boring exam—it’ll be a live gig that you can invite your friends to.
We are looking for performances (and associated artefacts) that are sophisticated in terms of fundamental concepts in music computing, have a high design/compositional quality, and that allow a high level of expression and collaboration during performance.
There are two representations of your LENS performance: the ensemble performance at the final gig, and the performance materials you’ll submit through GitLab.
Your set during the gig at sideway on June 6 is the primary representation of your performance. As described in the marking criteria this includes all aspects of the performance, from the beginning of your set right through to the end.
The minimum ensemble size is two—your performance must include meaningful collaboration/interaction with at least one other LENS member. You must participate in at least one other LENS ensemble other than your own.
We’ll make a video & audio recording of the gig for archival purposes and also to put on the YouTube channel.
Just like you’ve done every week as part of your AVD submission, you must submit your performance
materials through GitLab. This includes Pd patches, Extempore (& other) source
code, asset files (e.g. samples), scores, instructions to ensemble members, etc.
It must be in a
final-performance-materials folder in your usual
You must include a
README.md file explaining how to get everything up and
running, with enough clarity & detail that one of your LENS classmates could
(re)produce your performance. I’ve pushed up a template
README.md file to the
which is a good starting point.
You’ve all already forked that GitLab
so to get the updated final performance (you can either pull from the template
repo again and merge the updates into your fork, or just create the
final-performance-materials folder and copy in the
README.md file manually).
Sunday June 6 2pm: the gig @ sideway music bar
Sunday June 13 11:59pm: final artefact materials due through GitLab
Your LENS artefact will be assessed based on the representations above. The marking criteria (based on the course learning outcomes) are:
sophistication and ambition of your artefact/performance with regards to the fundamental concepts in music computing covered in this course
technical quality of your artefact/performance (e.g. stability, level of polish, absence of bugs/jankiness)
demonstrated capacity for expression during live performance, i.e. level of creative control made available to the performers
demonstrated capacity for collaboration with other ensemble members
the staging and performance of your LENS artefact at the end-of-semester gig
presentation and communication of your LENS artefact through performance materials