Contemporary Music: Technologies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Contemporary Music: Tech
Spring 2024
Taught By: MV Carbon
Section: A

CRN: 7049

Credits: 4

This course explores a wide range of music technologies from historical, philosophical, and practical hands-on perspectives with the goal of inspiring students’ critical and creative understanding of music. Music technologies are broadly defined as any tools for playing music (whether for composing, performing, recording, or broadcasting music) and the manifold ways these tools both enable and limit creative musical possibilities for composers, performers, and listeners. Topics of study include the physics of sound and psychoacoustics; case studies on compositional techniques such as musique concrète and electronic synthesis; studio mixing, recording and production techniques; and digital sampling and editing software. Coursework includes readings, research papers, and creative projects; students will also learn to use Max/MSP and Ableton Live to demonstrate principles of acoustics, signal processing, and synthesis. This course is required for Lang Contemporary Music majors/minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:00am EST 2/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 050
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024