|Semester and Year||SP 2012|
|Time||11:00 AM - 1:45 PM|
This course will examine the effect of electronics on the inventions, artistic and social diversions that shaped musical thought throughout the twentieth century and into today. From the initial “magic” of capturing sound through recording until the invention and development of electrical and electronic musical instruments, the changes in art and music in a century of electronica were unique and often mind-blowing. The interaction of “modernism”, abstract art and dadaism on musical compositions of their times will be explored as will the profound effect of both analog and digital devices on creativity and performance. The primary text will be Electronic and Experimental Music by Thom Holmes, and recommended readings will include Analog Days, by Pinch and Trocco; Theremin, by Albert Glinsky; and Electroacoustic Music, by Herbert Deutsch.
Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)