and Performance of Instrumental Music with Electronics
1:15-3:05 pm -- Knoll 217 (CCRMA
Bruno Ruviaro (ruviaro at stanford dot edu)
Assistant: Marisol Jimenez (marisolj at stanford dot edu)
is electroacoustic music? Acousmatic, computer music, algorithmic
composition, tape music, glitch, electronic, musique concrète,
noise, laptop performance, organized sound... what are all these
names? This course will provide a brief historical survey of
electroacoustic music and discuss some of the most salient questions
associated with it, from both a compositional and musicological point
of view. Topics to be covered include: possible definitions of
musical sound and musical instrument; Schaefferian theory and musique
concrète; serialism and elektronische Musik; tape music and
computer music in the USA; analysis of electroacoustic music;
sampling and intellectual property; algorithmic and computer-aided
composition; live-electronics and improvisation. The course does not
require previous experience in the field. Classes will be based on
discussion of selected listening and reading materials, as well as
hands-on electroacoustic fun with sounds.
Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music, by Joel Chadabe.
Prentice Hall, 1997.
Culture: Readings in Modern Music, by Christoph Cox & Daniel
Warner (Editors). Continuum, 2004.
entry from Grove/Oxford Music Online. (You can access Grove Music
Online from the Music