|Introduction to Music Technology, Fall Quarter, 2006-7|
|Tuesday 6-10||Communications Building 343-344|
|Ben Kamen||kamenb @ evergreen.edu||office: Sem II B2124||867-6588|
This course will cover the theory, history, and operation of tools used in the creation of electroacoustic music.
We will meet weekly, Tuesday 6-10 in communications building room 343. and students are expected to sign up for and use studio time outside of class time, up to 2 four hour sessions weekly. Students are expected to remain in the course throughout all 3 quarters of the school year.
Lab interns will be available Wednesday afternoons and other scheduled times.
Students must keep a journal of class and studio notes which will be turned in at the end of each quarter. At least one paragraph of written response to each reading assignment from Audio Cultures should be included. Please date and label your entries clearly!
There will be two major composition assignments each quarter along with smaller studio projects along the way.
Credit is roughly 1 credit journal entries, 1 credit studio assignments, 1 credit participation and attendance.
|Required Texts:||Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music, edited by Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner||(This should be available from the bookstore)|
|An Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music, by Samuel Pellman||(Buy this book used online, it is much cheaper that way)|
1/2" Magnetic Tape : about $60 (you can share with a partner),
blank CD's, minidiscs as needed.
Nice organized notebook for journal entries!
|You can get tape from Music6000 in town.|
|1 - Sept 26||
Introductions / Admin stuff
Portable recording devices / Microphones
Reading: Pellman, Ch. 1
Audio Cultures: Ch. 6, 22
|2 - Oct 3||
Listening: Etude Aux Chemins De Fer (1948)- Pierre Schaeffer
Physics of sound
Introduction to Tape Machines.
Bouncing MD to Peak and Tape
Reading: Audio Cultures, Ch. 2, 5, 43
Pellman, Ch. 2
|3 - Oct 10||
Listening: John Cage, Williams Mix
Tape loops and splicing, tape techniques.
Multitrack tape techniques
Reading Pellman, Ch 4.
Audio Cultures, 7, 8, 19
|4 - Oct 17||
Listening: I am sitting in a room, Alvin Lucier,
EQ, Mixing, Aux sends
|5 - Oct 24||Midterm Projects Due, Class listening and discussions|
|6 - Oct 31||
Listening : Wireless Fantasy - Vladimir Ussachevsky
Introduction to Analog Synthesis.
Introduction to the Arp 2600
Pellman, CH. 7 8
Arp Manual, I
Analog Synth Patches I
|7 - Nov 7||
Listening, Pauline Oliveros
More Arp 2600.
Pellman Ch. 8
Arp Manual, II
Audio Cultures, ch. 17,
Analog Synths Patches II
|8 - Nov 14||
Listening : Peter B.
Performing with electronic instruments.
|9 - Nov 28||
Analog Synth Performances I, discussions
|10 - Dec 5||Analog Synth Performances II, discussions|