Feb 19, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020
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ARTS 4390 - Composition Seminar


This course is a mixed media skills-based and creative project seminar that merges the skills acquired in Music and Sound 1 and 2 and Music and Technology 1 and 2. Students will survey methods of creating advanced music/sound compositions that employ acoustic and/or electronic sound production techniques and approaches to transmitting these ideas to interpreters through scores. Through a series of sonic experiments and composition projects, students investigate sound as a medium for artistic expression, focusing on fundamental concepts of unity, contrast, and form as methods of organizing musical works and performances, both fixed and improvised. Analysis and exercises will culminate in a final composition that will be performed, in concert/installation, by a professional, hired ensemble at the end of the semester.

 

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Both ARTS 4380 and ARTS 4160 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall and spring terms annually.



Credit Hours: 4



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