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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NMD 251 - Electronic Music Composition II: Composing a Process


A companion of NMD 250.  Offers an introduction to creating Electronic Music, and electronic art in general, in the form of a process rather than as a fixed object.  From John Cage through Conceptual ism, viewing art-making as “composing a process” is central to much contemporary art, particularly in New Media.  Students will be introduced to compositional methods such as indeterminacy, algorithmic composition, systems analysis and interactivity as well as fundamentals of digital audio synthesis and composing in the Max/MSP environment.  Students will be expected to regularly produce and discuss work in relation to the theoretical history of Electronic Music.

 

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3