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Electroacoustic Composition and Performance (P01184)

? Credit Points : 20  ? SCQF Level : 11  ? Acronym : ACE-P-EACP

This course forms an introduction to the current theory and practice
of both electroacoustic composition and performance. Its main interest
is an exploration of acousmatic music: music which is composed using
recorded source material as its basis, and which is more concerned
with the organic rather than architectonic disposition of sound.

Practical techniques for composing electroacoustic music will be
established, including basic and more advanced non real-time sound
processing. The concept of the sonic image will be visited and the
difficulty of marrying composed (virtual) space and performed (real)
space pursued.

Entry Requirements

? Costs : Blank CDs, tapes as required

Subject Areas

Delivery Information

? Normal year taken : Postgraduate

? Delivery Period : Block 4 only

? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 5 weeks

Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes

* An understanding of the aesthetic background of electroacoustic
music
* An ability to produce creative work in the electroacoustic medium
* An overview of non real-time digital signal processing as it is used
in electroacoustic composition
* An awareness of the use and limitations of composed space in
electroacoustic composition
* An understanding of electroacoustic music performance praxis,
including an overview of the merits and demerits of the various common
multi-channel formats currently available

Assessment Information

- Electroacoustic work (c. 5 minutes long) to be submitted
at the end of the course (70%)
- Short written commentary on the work (no more than 1,500 words: 30%)

Contact and Further Information

The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.

Course Secretary

Mr Scott Walker
Tel : (0131 6)50 2423
Email : Scott.Walker@ed.ac.uk

Course Organiser

Dr Robert Dow
Tel : (0131 6)50 9352
Email : r.j.dow@ed.ac.uk

School Website : http://www.ace.ed.ac.uk/

College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/

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