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MU5506: ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION: THE VOICE AND THE MACHINE (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:59


Course Overview

Seminar-based classes will provide an historical overview of electroacoustic music that utilises the voice as sound object. The theme of each seminar, focused each week around a different aspect of the voice and technology, will provide the theoretical, philosophical, and aesthetic basis for practical applications, focusing on particular cultural and aesthetic issues that concern the mediated voice in recorded sound. Running concurrently, practical, studio-based classes will provide a technical overview of software applications and of sound recording techniques, particularly looking at the way the voice is rendered, represented or transposed through the electronic medium.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Suk-jun Kim

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Master of Music (Studied) or Master of Music in Vocal Music (Studied) or Master of Music in Sonic Arts (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Practical, studio-based classes will provide a technical overview of various audio software applications and of sound recording techniques and the microphone. Running concurrently, seminar-based classes will provide an historical overview of electroacoustic music that utilizes the voice as sound object. The theme of each seminar, focused each week around a different aspect of the voice and technology, will provide the theoretical, philosophical, and aesthetic basis for practical applications. Drawing from readings, close analysis and listening of key electro-vocal works from the twentieth century and beyond, we will assess particular cultural and aesthetic issues that concern the mediated voice in recorded sound. The course will probe the role and influence of technology in compositions that involve the voice and technology, particularly looking at the way the voice is rendered, represented or transposed through the electronic medium. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Music in Sonic Arts

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First attempt: Level 5: Written journal: 25% In-class participation: 10% Mid-term composition project (Duration: 5-6 minutes):: 25% Final compositional project (Duration: 8-10 minutes):: 40% Level 4: Written journal: 25% In-class participation: 10% Mid-term composition project (Duration: 3-4 minutes): 25% Final compositional project (Duration: 5-7 minutes):: 40% Resit: Written journal: 25%; Composition Project: 75%

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

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