MUS 110
Electronic Music Genres, a Creative Approach Fall 2019
Division I

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In this course, students will study the theoretical and practical fundamentals of audio technology and MIDI production. They will use applications such as Ableton Live and Max/MSP in order to create their own electronic music compositions. Electronic Music genres and aesthetics such as acousmatic music, House (Afro, Latin progressive, swing, tech), disco, electronic rock, electronica, acid jazz, and hip hop will also be explored during the students’ weekly projects. In their composition projects, Students will be encouraged to mix different styles of music creating fusion. This class will include instruction on interactive composition for students interested in live performance of their music, and sound processing in real time. Students can bring their own acoustic or electronic instruments to class sessions to learn how to process their sounds in real time using Ableton Live and Max/MSP, although bringing an instrument is not required.
The Class: Type: Seminar
Limit: 8
Expected: 8
Class#: 1859
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: four fusion composition projects and weekly presentation of students mini-projects based on student research of styles chosen for their fusion projects
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Music majors
Distributions: Division I

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