Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music|
This is a first course in experimental music composition with a focus on live electronic and electroacoustic music. Using tools such as Logic Pro, Spear, and SuperCollider 3, the course introduces those aspects of acoustics, psychoacoustics, and audio engineering relevant to composing music and creating interactive electronic instruments and sound environments. The course also addresses landmark pieces in electronic and experimental music by composers such as Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Luciano Berio, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Max Neuhaus, Pauline Oliveros, John Oswald, Henri Pousseur, Carl Stone, and Iannis Xenakis, together with new work currently under development. Course work consists of weekly creative assignments taking the form of both short, original compositions and realizations of works by others and two larger compositional projects. Class sessions are extended to allow time for audition and discussion of those assignments.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected scores, tapes and records.
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|Instructor(s): Waterman,Alex Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: AWKS112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 4|
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