Composing Electroacoustic Music
This is an advanced course for composition majors and other interested students which introduces composing with technology in a stylistically open way. Students will use a broad set of tools and techniques in composing with technology, such as controlled algorithmic composition, spectralism, and others. Techniques and software in sound analysis, music formalization, and live electronics will be used at different stages of the creative process, from the conception of a musical idea to a fully realized composition. Possible software used includes Max/MSP, Sonic Visualizer, Spear, and others. This course culminates with students composing a new electroacoustic work for one instrument and electronics which will be workshopped and presented in class.