Introduction to Electronic Music Composition

EP-270
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
EP-220, EP-223, and EP-225
Electable by: 
ELPD majors
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

In this course, students will learn strategies for composing electronic music that apply to a broad range of contemporary styles and genres. Through a series of guided exercises and projects, the class provides an opportunity for students to explore compositional approaches used in the work of classic electronic artists such as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Jon Hopkins, and Boards of Canada. The class will emphasize connections between traditional composition techniques and how they are used by contemporary electronic artists. Listening assignments and readings from Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers by Dennis DeSantis will inform classroom discussions and assignments.

Department: 
ELPD
Course chair: 
Michael Bierylo
Taught By