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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NMD 250 - Electronic Music Composition I: Item and Arrangement

Designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the ideas and techniques of audio composition with recorded media.  Item and Arrangement refers to the style of composition that creatively places recorded sounds in a fixed timeline.  Starting with Musique Concrete in the late 1940’s, this technique continues today as a foundation for many contemporary and popular forms, including acoustic ecology and hip-hop.  Students can expect to learn how to work with sound in the digital environment including fundamentals in field recording technique, waveform editing, filtering and digital processing.  Students will be expected to regularly produce and discuss work in relation to the theoretical history of Electronic Music.

General Education Requirements:  Artistic and Creative Expression

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3