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 work and/or performance practice.

Course Description
The first part of the course will focus on the impact of technology on existing compositions, strategies of various relevant composers, and the practices of musicians using technology in performance. Tools such as the Digital Audio Workstation, music notation programmes and various other music applications will be looked into. In the second part of the course students will present their own works and/or performance practices involving technological tools. The course is open to beginners as well as to those who are already active in the field. It does not involve the actual realisation of works and practices, but deals with conceptualisation, strategies and evaluation. 

Related Electives
Developing Creativity
Electronic Music
Instrumentation and Classical Arranging
Music Theatre and Stage Performance

Course details

teachers Arnold Marinissen
term September 2019-April 2020
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 a relevant composition or specific performance practice involving music technology
  Second part of the course: formulating a concept for a work or approach involving music technology
credits 10