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MU4011: COMPOSING WITH SOUND (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Students will be expected to listen to, analyse and critique a prescribed list of electroacoustic compositions as well as demonstrating how this informs their own practice in one to one composition tutorials. Bi-weekly composition seminars will allow students to discuss their own work within the context of that of pioneers and established composers in a variety of genres drawn from electroacoustic music and sound art.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Peter Stollery

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

  • Either Film And Visual Culture (FS) or Music (MU)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MU4530 Composing with Sound (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will be expected to listen to, analyse and critique a prescribed list of electroacoustic compositions as well as demonstrating how this informs their own practice in one to one composition tutorials. Bi-weekly composition seminars will allow students to discuss their own work within the context of that of pioneers and established composers in a variety of genres drawn from electroacoustic music and sound art.

By the end of the course, students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different approaches to different compositional methodologies involving composing with sound;
  • display a knowledge and understanding of the musical, structural and technical aspects of the compositional process;
  • communicate a knowledge and understanding of the techniques and aesthetic processes involved in creating electroacoustic music and sound art;
  • demonstrate ability to take on board advice and suggestions from peer group composers through discussion and sharing of work and to deliver astute and appropriate criticism of the work of others.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • Analysis of a selected electroacoustic composition (35%)
  • Composition (65%)
Resit

  • Resubmission of final composition if failure is there, or new composition if failure is in Analysis component/in both.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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