This is mainly a composition course that will also examine the history, theory, and practice of electro-acoustic music. The course will introduce musical, technical, and theoretical issues of electro-acoustic music, including the classical avant-garde, Electronica, analog & digital synthesis, sampling, re-mixes, Ambient, etc. Digital recording, editing, and mixing will be covered using Audacity and ProTools. Students will work with sampling techniques using Ableton Live and mixing skills with ProTools. Other topics include basic acoustics and synthesis techniques, and a guest lecture on alternative controllers. Students will be expected to complete three composition projects during the course of the semester. Formal knowledge of music is helpful, but not required. Students should be prepared to come to the first class with a representative example of original music. Prerequisite: Course is open to Division II and III students only.