Electronic Music Course of Study

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Reader for Music 124

This course introduces the computer as a compositional tool. Students learn basic notation and sequencing software, and how to work in the modern MIDI based studio. Equipment covered includes samplers, vector synthesizers, and classic FM machines. The composition exercises are challenging, addressing such concepts as setting mood and following a story line.

124. Intermediate Electronic Sound Synthesis.
Offered in Spring. Composition with the use of small computers in the electronic music studio. Techniques covered include hybrid synthesis, digital synthesis, and MIDI-controlled systems. No programming is involved, but basic computer literacy is helpful. Prerequisite: course 81.
Enrollment limited to 25.
Instructor: P. Elsea