Fall 2011

Electroacoustic Performance and Improvisation

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-266

Faculty

Jason L. Robinson (Section 01)

Description

This course introduces students to current trends in improvisation-oriented electroacoustic performance. Using laptop computers in dynamic performance situations, we will develop techniques to generate sound and modify and enhance the sound of acoustic instruments. Hardware topics will include audio interfaces, cabling, mixing boards, MIDI controllers, microphone techniques, and networking. A wide variety of specialized software will be explored, including Max/MSP, Ableton Live, Reason, and others. Assignments will focus on preparing students to perform and improvise using new "instruments" built through customized hardware and software configurations. Directed listening and reading will introduce students to the development of electroacoustic music since the 1960s. The course culminates with a class performance.

Requisite: MUSI 112 or 113, or consent of the instructor. Limited to 10 students. Fall semester. Professor Robinson.

If Overenrolled: Senior majors will have first priority, followed by majors.

Keywords

Fine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2015