CCOG for MUC 200B Fall 2023
- Course Number:
- MUC 200B
- Course Title:
- Composition II: Electronic Music Composition
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Covers sonic and compositional aspects of music technology. Includes the study of electronic music in the classical and popular music realms, and composition projects with the goal of creating a portfolio of original works. This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: MUC 200A. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Apply intermediate compositional techniques using various music technologies, hardware, software, and studio techniques.
- Identify electronic compositional techniques used in historically significant compositions.
- Create and edit basic compositions using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
- Display personal compositional language using electronic media.
- Foster the creative exchange of musical ideas through intermediate-level compositional skills.
Course Activities and Design
- Analysis of musical examples exhibiting varying electronic techniques
- Short, weekly compositional exercises
- Listening assignments
- Completing a small portfolio of electronic compositions
- In-class performances of compositional exercises with student-to-student critique
- One-one-one instructor/student conferences
- Class concert of final projects
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Class attendance and participation (group work, discussion)
- Assignments and exercises (in-class and homework)
- Final project portfolio
- Project performances including class critique and discussion
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Basic studio technique, overview of equipment
- Creating and editing in DAWs
- MIDI messages, sequencing
- Additive and Subtractive Synthesis, Frequency Modulation
- Speaker-mic feedback
- Filters, EQ, delay, reverb
- Basic Max/MSP