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Hip Hop, Fall 2007
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" This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. ...

" 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."

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
DeFrantz, Thomas
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 ...

"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."

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Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
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Audio Lectures
Full Course
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ariza, Christopher
Playing with Technology: Walter Kitundu
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SPARK explores the musical inventions of Walter Kitundu and gets a sneak ...

SPARK explores the musical inventions of Walter Kitundu and gets a sneak peek of his show at The Luggage Store Gallery in downtown San Francisco. This Educator Guide is about experimental music, turntablism, and the creation of new instruments inspired by those that are traditional.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network