MUSC2274 Electronic Music: Experimental Investigations

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit builds upon MUSC1055 Electronic Music: Methods and Means, applying advanced concepts and techniques of sound design, composition and production toward the formation of new electronic music. Lectures critically and analytically explore contemporary genres of electronic music from around the globe and the compositional approaches and production techniques associated with them. Students experiment directly with these concepts and techniques in computer laboratory sessions to create toward the creation their own original electronic music compositions. Topics covered in the unit include form, temporality, rhythmic process and technique, sound recording, sampling, advanced digital sound synthesis and effects processing.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate proficiency with advanced compositional and production techniques of electronic music; (2) record, edit and manipulate sound samples to professional quality for use in electronic music and other sound design contexts; (3) understand and identify a variety of rhythmic patterns, processes and techniques; (4) structure time, and manipulate and develop rhythm to creative/artistic ends; and (5) demonstrate knowledge and critical awareness of contemporary genres and repertoire of electronic music.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) folio of creative work; (2) tutorial presentation; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the folio of creative work component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Christopher Tonkin
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MUSC1055 Electronic Music: Methods and Means
Contact hours
26 hours per semester (combination of lectures, labs and tutorials)
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