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Electronic Music 1

Electronic Music 2


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Electronic Music 1
MU471

Fall Semester 2009
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: none
Instructor: Mike Frengel
mfrengel@bostonconservatory.edu  

Course Objectives
This course exposes students to the history of electroacoustic music from the early works of the 1940s to the present day. A range of important sub-genres will be surveyed from both an historic and aesthetic perspective and students will examine the musical and technological developments and key figures that have influenced the evolution of electroacoustic music. This course requires extensive listening and analysis of representative works to ensure students have the opportunity to acquire a clear understanding of the music in question.

Areas of Study
• Electronic Music – The Background to 1945
• Paris and Musique Concrète
• Cologne and Elektronische Musik
• The 1960’s: Tape Works, Live Electronics, and the Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer
• Computer Music (algorithmic, stochastic, spectralism, tuning, mapping processes, etc).
• Acousmatic Music
• Mixed Works: Live instruments and electronics


Textbooks
Required texts are available online from www.textbookx.com
ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC
Peter Manning
Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780195170856


Recommended

ELECTRIC SOUND: THE PAST AND PROMISE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Joel Chadabe
Prentice Hall, 1996
ISBN: 9780133032314



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Electronic Music 2
MU472

Spring Semester 2010
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: MU471 or permission

Instructor: Mike Frengel mfrengel@bostonconservatory.edu  


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