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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSC 281 - Introduction to Computer Music and Electroacoustics

Fall (4) DeLaurenti, Dominique, Staff (College 200, ACTV, ALV, GER 6)

This course presents an introductory survey of digital technology in today’s musical world. Students will gain exposure to key facets of the varied history, thoughts, and techniques at work in the creation of contemporary electronic art music. The class will explore basic concepts of digital sound synthesis, recording, editing, processing, interactivity, multimedia and introductory programming through class demonstrations, hands-on lab time, and assigned creative projects. Students will learn to use various software in the Swem MediaCenter, including ProTools, Digital Performer, Hyperprism and Max/MSP/ Jitter, among others. This course also provides an introduction to the aesthetics of computer music in the Western art music tradition. Students will critically listen to, write about and discuss major historical works and composers in both analog and digital electronic media. Finally, students will gain familiarity with current issues and theories in digital art through reading and discussion of recent publications. (This course is anchored in the ALV domain, and also considers aspects of the CSI and NQR domains.)