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Spring 2022 Music UN2230 section 001
History and Practice of Electronic Music
History & Practice of Ele

Call Number 11446
Day & Time
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
404 Dodge Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor William F Dougherty
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course will provide a critical survey of the development of electronic and computer music and sound from around the globe. From early experiments and precursors in the late 19th century through to modern-day experimental and popular music practices, this course aims to trace the development of technologies used in the production of electronic and computer derived sound and music alongside the economic, cultural, and social forces that contribute to the development of audiences. The course will focus intently on listening through a series of curated playlists in an effort to unpack style and genre distinctions. Readings and listening examples will be paired with small, hands-on assignments, that demonstrate the effect of music making tools on the process and structure of musical genres and styles ranging from the experimental practices of musique concrete, drone, and harsh noise to the mainstream practices of dub, techno, vaporwave, hyperpop, and hip hop and more.
Web Site Vergil
Department Music
Enrollment 25 students (30 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, July 2, 2022
Subject Music
Number UN2230
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221MUSI2230V001

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