Contemporary Music: Technologies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Music: Tech

Fall 2021

Taught By: Clara Latham

Section: A

CRN: 9266

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to technologies of music from historical, philosophical, and practical hands-on perspectives. We will consider music technologies from throughout history, from player pianos to synthesizers, radios to autotune, tape machines to DAWS. We will question whether these technologies are just tools or if they hold ethical values that connect to other aspects of cultural identity, such as gender, race, and sexuality. 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. This course is required for Lang Contemporary Music majors/minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 1:35pm 9/20/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 805

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021