Technological Strategies in Composing and Performing

Learning Objective
To give students insight into the impact of technology on musical concepts, aesthetics and output, and to develop ideas how technological concepts and strategies can be applied in their own practice.

Course Description
The first part of the course will focus on the impact of technology on the practices of musicians using technology in performance, strategies of various relevant composers and existing compositions. Tools such as the Digital Audio Workstation, music notation programs and various other music applications will be looked into. In the second part of the course students will look into and develop strategies for their own performance practice and/or work involving technological tools. The course is open to beginners as well as to those who are already active with technology.

Course details

teachers Arnold Marinissen
term January-April 2025
participation Optional for all master students
method of instruction Group lessons (weekly)
readings A reader will be provided
assessment * First part of the course: evaluating performance practices and compositions involving music technology
  * Second part of the course: formulating and testing a concept for an individual approach or work involving music technology
credits 10
related electivesCreative Performance Lab
  Electronic Music
  Generating Music with AI Algorithms