MUSI E-190R Technomusicology
Spring Term 2017 CRN 24318
This course uses hands-on media production to examine the interplay between music and technology. Using sound and video editing software (principally, Ableton Live), we explore new techniques for telling stories about music and media by composing a series of etudes. Readings, discussions, and projects focus on several significant forms and their histories, including soundscapes, mashups, montages, and DJ-style mixes. Students develop a fluency in the history of sound studies while cultivating competencies in audio and video editing, sampling and arranging, mixing and remixing, and, in framing their projects, descriptive and poetic forms of writing.