History of Electroacoustic Music

PY.350.840 | Spring 2017

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The History of Electroacoustic Music is an overview of the development of electroacoustic music in the twentieth century. Intended for the student with little or no knowledge of this field's history and literature, the course is designed to provide a general familiarity with the major trends and developments as well as to allow for more detailed study on topics of particular interest to the class.

Each student will write a paper on an instructor-approved topic of their choice. The topics may be selected by the student, but must focus on a single aspect of Electronic Music history and/or literature. A typical topic would the work of a particular composer or group of composers. Other types of topics are also possible, with the permission of the instructor.  Each student will submit a written proposal outlining his paper topic by March 25. This proposal must include a partial bibliography and discography.

The paper should be roughly ten pages (double spaced) in length, and must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style format. The paper will be turned in twice, once for corrections and suggestions and the second and final time for a grade. The draft versions (for corrections) will be due on April 15, with the final graded version due the day of the final exam.

During the final weeks of the class each student will make a short presentation on the topic of their paper. This will allow members of the class to benefit from each other’s research efforts. The presentations should be well organized and informative, and should include written handouts and listening examples. Of particular importance are bibliography and discography, which should be included with each presentation.

This course carries three credits

 

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. 1.Have a detailed knowledge of the history of electronic music 

  2. 2.Have a detailed knowledge of the history of computer music 

  3. 3.Have a detailed knowledge of the topic they choose to research 

 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. McGregor Boyle      boyle@peabody.jhu.edu

 

Graduate Assistant:  TBD

 

 

COURSE MEETINGS

Introduction to Computer Music will meet at a time to be determined by the class schedules.

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours will be by appointment.

 

 

 

GRADING

There will be two exams, a midterm and a final.

Grades will be determined by the paper/presentation. (30 points) and the two exams (30 points each). The remaining 10 points will be determined by attendance and participation in class discussions.

 

 

GUIDELINES

Attendance is required for this fast paced course. More than three absences will result in a lowered grade.

 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students enrolled at Peabody are obliged to refrain from acts that threaten the academic integrity of the Conservatory such as cheating or plagiarism.  Violations are reported to Academic Affairs for adjudication and documentation in the student academic record.  Please familiarize yourself with this and all other academic regulations at:

http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/academicaffairs  

 

 

 

DIVERSITY & DISABILITY STATEMENT

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and civility among members of our community.  Peabody recognizes that disability is an aspect of diversity.  Our goal is to create learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming.  If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment or achievement related to your disability, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  Students are also welcome to contact Kyley Sommer, Director of Student Affairs in the Office of Student Affairs, in-person, via email at ksommer@jhu.edu, or by phone at (667) 208-6700  for further information about academic adjustments or accommodations.  

 

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

There is no single textbook for the course. Readings will be assigned from a variety of sources, including manuals and periodicals. These will be placed on reserve in the music library, made available in the studio,  or handed out in class. On-line references will also be used, with links to them posted on the instructor's web page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

 

WEEK

TOPIC/READING/ASSIGNMENT

01

01/16/17

Review

02

01/23/17

Electronic Music history part I

03

02/06/17

Electronic Music history part II

04

02/13/17

Electronic Music history part III

05

02/20/17

Audition Week

06

02/27/17

Electronic Music history part IV

07

03/06/17

Computer Music history part I

8

03/13/17

Computer Music history part II

09

03/20/17

Spring Break

10

03/27/17

Computer Music history part III

11

04/03/17

Computer Music history part IV

12

04/10/17

Student presentations

13

04/17/17

Student presentations

14

04/24/17

Student presentations

15

05/01/17

Student presentations

 

 

History of Electroacoustic Music

PY.350.840 | Spring 2017

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The History of Electroacoustic Music is an overview of the development of electroacoustic music in the twentieth century. Intended for the student with little or no knowledge of this field's history and literature, the course is designed to provide a general familiarity with the major trends and developments as well as to allow for more detailed study on topics of particular interest to the class.

Each student will write a paper on an instructor-approved topic of their choice. The topics may be selected by the student, but must focus on a single aspect of Electronic Music history and/or literature. A typical topic would the work of a particular composer or group of composers. Other types of topics are also possible, with the permission of the instructor.  Each student will submit a written proposal outlining his paper topic by March 25. This proposal must include a partial bibliography and discography.

The paper should be roughly ten pages (double spaced) in length, and must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style format. The paper will be turned in twice, once for corrections and suggestions and the second and final time for a grade. The draft versions (for corrections) will be due on April 15, with the final graded version due the day of the final exam.

During the final weeks of the class each student will make a short presentation on the topic of their paper. This will allow members of the class to benefit from each other’s research efforts. The presentations should be well organized and informative, and should include written handouts and listening examples. Of particular importance are bibliography and discography, which should be included with each presentation.

This course carries three credits

 

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. 1.Have a detailed knowledge of the history of electronic music 

  2. 2.Have a detailed knowledge of the history of computer music 

  3. 3.Have a detailed knowledge of the topic they choose to research 

 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. McGregor Boyle      boyle@peabody.jhu.edu

 

Graduate Assistant:  TBD

 

 

COURSE MEETINGS

Introduction to Computer Music will meet at a time to be determined by the class schedules.

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours will be by appointment.

 

 

 

GRADING

There will be two exams, a midterm and a final.

Grades will be determined by the paper/presentation. (30 points) and the two exams (30 points each). The remaining 10 points will be determined by attendance and participation in class discussions.

 

 

GUIDELINES

Attendance is required for this fast paced course. More than three absences will result in a lowered grade.

 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students enrolled at Peabody are obliged to refrain from acts that threaten the academic integrity of the Conservatory such as cheating or plagiarism.  Violations are reported to Academic Affairs for adjudication and documentation in the student academic record.  Please familiarize yourself with this and all other academic regulations at:

http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/academicaffairs  

 

 

 

DIVERSITY & DISABILITY STATEMENT

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and civility among members of our community.  Peabody recognizes that disability is an aspect of diversity.  Our goal is to create learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming.  If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment or achievement related to your disability, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  Students are also welcome to contact Kyley Sommer, Director of Student Affairs in the Office of Student Affairs, in-person, via email at ksommer@jhu.edu, or by phone at (667) 208-6700  for further information about academic adjustments or accommodations.  

 

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

There is no single textbook for the course. Readings will be assigned from a variety of sources, including manuals and periodicals. These will be placed on reserve in the music library, made available in the studio,  or handed out in class. On-line references will also be used, with links to them posted on the instructor's web page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

 

WEEK

TOPIC/READING/ASSIGNMENT

01

01/16/17

Review

02

01/23/17

Electronic Music history part I

03

02/06/17

Electronic Music history part II

04

02/13/17

Electronic Music history part III

05

02/20/17

Audition Week

06

02/27/17

Electronic Music history part IV

07

03/06/17

Computer Music history part I

8

03/13/17

Computer Music history part II

09

03/20/17

Spring Break

10

03/27/17

Computer Music history part III

11

04/03/17

Computer Music history part IV

12

04/10/17

Student presentations

13

04/17/17

Student presentations

14

04/24/17

Student presentations

15

05/01/17

Student presentations