30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Electroacoustic Techniques introduces students to a wide range of compositional methods and techniques, as required for the creation of electroacoustic music. Students are encouraged to think about individual sound objects, layers and interactions between such objects, before considering larger compositional structures and forms. The module does not foreground music technologies. However, students will be introduced to a range of different technologies and will use these to create small etudes before composing a larger work. Examples drawn from the sonic arts cannon will be presented and discussed in class. Although primarily acousmatic, students may opt to produce sonic art works, audio-visual works, installations, web based systems, in consultation with the teaching team.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment

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