Electronic Music 1 is the first of a two-course sequence for students wishing to concentrate on electronic music. This course is intended for composers and other musicians interested in exploring further digital and other electronic media for the creation of music and multimedia works. There is a particular focus on sound synthesis, introducing synthesis techniques such as sampling, and advanced sample processing, FM, additive, subtractive, and physical modeling synthesis, primarily using computer synthesis software. A certain amount of the necessary background in psychoacoustics, and basic principles of acoustics as applied to sound synthesis will be covered in the first term. Students will also be introduced to the history, aesthetic issues, and current and future directions of electronic music in all current styles via listening and discussion classes. Students will compose, realize, and produce a work in the digital medium.
MUSC 1419 or permission of instructor
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