21M.361 Electronic Music Composition I

Class Info

Students develop basic skills in composition through weekly assignments focusing on sampling and audio processing. Source materials include samples of urban/natural environments, electronically generated sounds, inherent studio/recording noise, and pre-existing recordings. Audio processing includes digital signal processing (DSP) and analog devices. Covers compositional techniques, including mixing, algorithms, studio improvisation, and interaction. Students critique each other's work and give informal presentations on recordings drawn from sound art, experimental electronica, conventional and non-conventional classical electronic works, and popular music. Covers technology, math, and acoustics in varying detail. Limited to 10 per section; preference to Music majors, minors, and concentrators.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.361 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by P. Whincop.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in 24-033F.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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