Introduction to Electronic Music Composition
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.