Music 80 C Electronic Music Week 1 Notes
Music 80 C Electronic Music Week 1 Notes MUSC 80C - 01
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092415 Week 1 Class 1 Notes Prof Polansky IDIII IHI I bF U ETl il H iq mquot 39 5 7 E J EI1 II n m qwnhuwd 7 mlgl1ph11i I I HE R Fun Ill 1quot39 quot39 7 T7 IU Electronic Music Metaphysics Overview of the Class What we re going to do rst 5 weeks of class will consist of lectures by the professor second 5 weeks will consist of guest lectures Why we re going to do it to open up our ears to music we don t know much about How we re going to do it listen to and read about as much music as we can homework will consist of weekly readings and listenings NittiGritti The Essentials to Know for the Class Syllabus can be found on eCommons TAs Andrew Smith anchsmitucscedu Madison Heying mheyingucscedu Scott Tooby stoobyucscedu PLEASE EMAIL TAs NOT PROFESSOR Work is all listed on the syllabus all material can be found on eCommons McHenry Online JStore DRAM and YouTube Work is subject to change so don t try to get too far ahead THERE IS NO BOOKREADER FOR THIS CLASS Tests amp Grades We will be graded based on popquizzes the midterm and the nal Pop quizzes will be short response answers about the readings and there will also be listening quizzes where we will have to listen to a song and identify information about it title date artist etc This information about the listenings can be found in the liner notes Extra credit questions can be found on quizzes and they will be based on further research on information about the each listening POP QUIZZES WILL BE DONE ON ECOMMONS DURING CLASS SO IT IS EXPECTED THAT YOU BRING YOUR COMPUTER TO EVERY CLASS IS POSSIBLE IF NOT BRING INDEX CARDS AND NOTIFY THE TASPROFESSOR BEFORE CLASS THERE ARE NO MAKEUPS The midterm will be on October 29th and will be a longer multiple choice version of the quizzes as will be the nal There are no essays for this class 0 Let s Watch a Movie Forbidden Planet 1956 A SciFy classic one of the earliest lms with an electronic sound track Soundtrack by Louis and Bebe Barron Using ideas and procedures from the book Cybernetics 0r Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine 1948 by the mathematician and electrical engineer Norbert Wiener Louis Barron constructed his own electronic circuits that he used to generate the score39s quotbleeps blurps whirs whines throbs hums and screechesquot 21 Most of these sounds were generated using an electronic circuit called a quotring modulatorquot After recording the basic sounds the Barrons further manipulated the sounds by adding other effects such as reverberation and delay and reversing or changing the speeds of certain sounds httpsenwikipediaorgwikiForbiddenPlanet Plot In this scifi classic a spacecraft travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a group of scientists sent there decades earlier When CommanderJohn J Adams Leslie Nielsen and his crew arrive they discover only two people Dr Morbius Walter Pidgeon and his daughter Altaira Anne Francis who was born on the remote planet Soon Adams begins to uncover the mystery of what happened on Altair IV and why Morbius and Altaira are the sole survivors Thanks Google ASSIGNMENT WATCH MOVIE WITH ATTENTION TO SOUNDTRACK BY THE NEXT CLASS MEETING THERE ARE 3 COPIES RESERVED IN MCHENRY LIBRARY 0 What is EMusic We did some listenings in class Pretty much all music today can be considered quotelectronicquot because there is electricity used in every process of music making today Some examples are of an acoustic guitarist using an electronic tuner on their phone singers using a microphone electric guitars etc The list goes on and on Here are some examples a Aphex Twin who makes breakbeatbreak core music b Wendy Carlos formerly known as Walter Carlos who has an album called Switched on Bach which is compiled of Bach pieces performed electronically George Barnes who is a famous electric guitarist Les Paul and Mary Ford who created multi track songs together e Jimi Hendrix who is an infamous electric guitarist and artist from the 19605 and did a performance of quotThe Star Spangled Bannerquot on electric guitar at Woodstock in 1968 f Herbert Brand who has a song called Futility which was recorded in 1964 no This Weeks Homework Have done by Tuesday 0929 Watch Forbidden Planet with attention to the soundtrack Laurie Anderson New York Social Life DRAM eCommons Liner notes in DRAM Hugh LeCaine Dripsody on eCommons and on web Louis and Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet watch the entire movie copies on reserve in McHenry Media Center listen to audio only quotAncient Krell Musicquot quotMain Title Sequencequot quotMind Boosterquot audio on eCommons Clara Rockmore theremin Tchaikovsky Valse Sentimentale eCommons Reading Music and Computers Chapters 1amp2 The Digital Representation of Sound Parts 1 and 2 quotSound and Timbrequot and quotPlaying by the Numbersquot httpmusiccoumbiaeducmcMusicAndComputers Gayle Young Hugh Lecaine The Sackbut Blues p 85 91 96 97 sections on Dripsody and quotMarriage and the Multitrackquot p119 129 on eCommons Liner notes Charles Amirkhanian New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media Women in Electronic Music 1977 includes Anderson s New York Social Life and Beyer s Music of the Spheres DRAM
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