Spring 2015

Electroacoustic Performance and Improvisation

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-266


Jason Robinson (Section 01)


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. Spring semester. Professor Robinson.

MUSI 266 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM ARMU 212
Th 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM ARMU 212


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2015, Spring 2020