Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music: Histories and Practices

An overview of the fundamental concepts, techniques, and literature of electronic and computer music. Topics include analog and digital electronic instruments, MIDI programming, sound-synthesis techniques, live processing, and the history of electronic music. Students will compose two original pieces (one fixed and one live), and will learn the basics of Logic Pro, Max, and Ableton Live.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: J. Johnson (Fall); Richardson (Spring)

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring