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Instructor Info:Daniel Warner
Office Extension x5586
TA Info:Jacob Levitin
Reilly Kennon
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Thursday
12:30 PM - 03:20 PM Harold Johnson Library B3

This is a composition course that will also survey the history, theory, and practice of electro-acoustic music. The course will introduce the musical, technical, and theoretical issues of electro-acoustic music, broadly construed to include the Classical avant-garde, Electronica, DJ culture, Re-mixes, Ambient, etc. Digital recording, editing, and mixing will be covered using the Audacity and ProTools programs. Students will also work with sampling techniques using Ableton Live and mixing skills with ProTools. Other topics to be covered include basic acoustics and synthesis techniques. Students will be expected to complete three composition projects during the course of the semester. Formal knowledge of music is helpful, but not required.

Evaluation Criteria:

Completion of all composition assigments

Completion of readings and listening suggestions

Attendance and on-time arrival is mandatory

Additional Info:

Text: Electronic and Compter Music by Peter Manning. Available at Amherst Books, 8 Main St.

Jacob Levitin:516-884-6990

Reilly Kennon: 206-963-0039