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Composing with Computers I (Electronic Music Composition), Spring 2008
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A series of progressive composition projects, culminating in a large final projecting, ... More

A series of progressive composition projects, culminating in a large final projecting, using various types of music hardware and software. Instruction in recording, editing, synthesis, sampling, digital sound processing, sequencing, and interactive systems. Close listening to computer and electronic music from various genres including Varese, Cage, Schaeffer, Xenakis, Lansky, Stockhausen, Tcherepnin, Barlow, Gunter, and Eno. Subject focuses on using the computer as a means of musical creativity and intuition. Less

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Film and Music Production
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M.I.T.
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Whincop, Peter
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Hip Hop, Fall 2007
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" This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. ... More

" This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its 30 year presence in the American cultural imagery. Students also investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms. Students create material culture related to each thematic section of the course. Scheduled work in performance studio helps students understand how hip hop is created and assessed." Less

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World Cultures
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M.I.T.
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DeFrantz, Thomas
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History of Media and Technology: Sound, the Minority Report -- Radical Music of the Past 100 Years, Spring 2006
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This course looks at the history of avant-garde and electronic music from ... More

This course looks at the history of avant-garde and electronic music from the early twentieth century to the present. The class is organized as a theory and production seminar for which students may either produce audio/multimedia projects or a research paper. It engages music scholarship, cultural criticism, studio production, and multi-media development, such as recent software, sound design for film and games, and sound installation. Sound as a media tool for communication and sound as a form of artistic expression are subjects under discussion. The artists' work reviewed in the course includes selections from audio innovators such as the Italian Futurists, Edgard VarĚŹse, John Cage, King Tubby, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Afrika Bambaataa, Kraftwerk, Merzbow, Aphex Twin, Rza, BjĚŚrk, and others. Less

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Film and Music Production
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M.I.T.
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Coleman, Beth
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Music and Technology: Algorithmic and Generative Music, Spring 2010
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This course examines the history, techniques, and aesthetics of mechanical and computer-aided ... More

This course examines the history, techniques, and aesthetics of mechanical and computer-aided approaches to algorithmic music composition and generative music systems. Through creative hands-on projects, readings, listening assignments, and lectures, students will explore a variety of historical and contemporary approaches. Diverse tools and systems will be employed, including applications in Python, MIDI, Csound, SuperCollider, and Pure Data. Less

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M.I.T.
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Ariza, Christopher
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Music and Technology (Contemporary History and Aesthetics), Fall 2009
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"This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music ... More

"This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in experimental and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. Through original research, creative hands-on projects, readings, and lectures, the following topics will be explored. The history of radio, audio recording, and the recording studio, as well as the development of musique concr?te and early electronic instruments. The creation and extension of musical interfaces by composers such as Harry Partch, John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, and others. The exploration of electromagnetic technologies in pickups, and the development of dub, hip-hop, and turntablism. The history and application of the analog synthesizer, from the Moog modular to the Roland TR-808. The history of computer music, including music synthesis and representation languages. Contemporary practices in circuit bending, live electronics, and electro-acoustic music, as well as issues in copyright and intellectual property, will also be examined. No prerequisites." Less

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Film and Music Production
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M.I.T.
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Ariza, Christopher
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Music and Technology: Live Electronics Performance Practices, Spring 2011
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This course is a creative, hands-on exploration of contemporary and historical approaches ... More

This course is a creative, hands-on exploration of contemporary and historical approaches to live electronics performance and improvisation, including basic analog instrument design, computer synthesis programming, and hardware and software interface design. Less

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Performing Arts
Electronic Technology
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M.I.T.
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Ariza, Christopher
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The Twentieth Century And Early Twenty-First Century
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This module represents a discussion of the music of the 20th century ... More

This module represents a discussion of the music of the 20th century and of the early 21st century. There are divergent compositional streams happening concurrently. The conductor must learn to grasp the essence of the new score, with its possible new notation and determine how best to present it to the choir and teach it through rehearsals to performance. Suggestions are made concerning all aspects of the music and several musical scores are suggested for study. Less

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Performing Arts
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Rice University
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Gordon Lamb
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