Spring 2009

Electroacoustic Composition

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-65


Eric W. Sawyer (Section 01)


This course provides instruction in the use of electronic equipment for composition of music. Topics to be considered include approaches to sound synthesis, signal editing and processing, hard disk recording techniques, sequencing audio and MIDI material, and the use of software for interaction between electronics and live performers. The course will also survey the aesthetics and repertory of electroacoustic music. Assignments in the use of equipment and software as well as required listening will prepare students for a final composition project to be performed in a class concert. Requisite: Music 31 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 10 students. Spring semester. Professor Sawyer.