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Course Name
Turkish Elektronik Müzik Tarihi
English History of Electronic Music
Course Code
MYE 5010E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Emmamouıl Ekmektsoglou
Course Objectives 1. To situate electronic music in the history of music and providing the students with a historical perspective on the emergence and trajectories of the genre,
2. Through select weekly readings and corresponding in-class discussions, to help students grasp the artistic and technological factors arising over the course of the 20th century that influenceelectronic music today,
3. Assisted by weekly audio-visual materials and related aesthetical discourse, to provide thestudents with a through knowledge of the electronic music repertoire
Course Description An overview of electronic music from late 19th century to present day; through discussions of pioneering composers and past innovations in technology, in-depth analyses of the emergence and the evolution of the genre; milestone developments in electronic music studied from technical, social and aesthetic perspectives, following a chronological progression; lectures accompanied by a rich collection of audio, visual and textual sources.
Course Outcomes Graduate students who successfully pass this course gain the following knowledge, skills, and competencies:
1. Knowledge about the pioneering composers and milestone electronic music works of the earlier periods,
2. Knowledge about the historical trends in technology and arts that lead to the emergence of the genre,
3. Competency at identifying the stylistic evolutions over the course of the 20th century mandated by the interplay between the technology and electronic music,
4. The ability to comment retrospectively on the progression of thought movements that influenced the development of electronic music studios and research groups
Required Facilities
Other References Dobrian, C,, and D, Koppelman, 2006, “The ’E’ in NIME: Musical expression with newcomputer interfaces,” Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression,
Roads, Curtis, 1996, The Computer Music Tutorial, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press,
Russolo, Luigi, 1967, “The Art of Noise”, A Great Bear Pamphlet, Something Else Press,
Chadabe, Joel, 1996, The Great Opening Up of Music to All Sounds” in Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music, Prentice Hall,
Smalley, D, 1997, “Spectro-morphology: Explaining Sounds-shapes,” Organized Sound 2:2, Cambridge University Press,
Truax, Barry, Sound in Context, Simon Fraser University,
Varèse, Edgar, and C, Wen-chung, 1966, “The Liberation of Sound,” Perspectives of New Music 5:1,
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