Music 154:
Introduction to Computer and Electronic Music

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Course Description

A survey of the use of technology in musical creativity. Students will familiarize themselves with works from the repertoire, and will take advantage of CCRMA's International Digital Electroacoustical Music Archive (IDEAMA).
Music 154 is a designated 'writing in the major' course. In addition to weekly listening and analysis assignments there will be two written projects: a term paper on a historical or analytical topic, and a critical paper dealing with an aesthetic issue developed in class. One of these must be handed in as a paper, the other may be submitted as an HTML contribution to the class' WWW Museum of the History of Electroacoustic Music . There will be weekly listening assignments as well as class viewings of films including, Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, and Forbidden Planet.

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