Ecology and Design in Electronic Music (MCO4168.01)

Suzanne Thorpe

This class will explore incorporating logics of ecology into compositional designs, from interrelatedness with a particular environment or place, to expression of a system of nature in musicking. We will explore a variety of investigative practices including deep listening and somatic techniques, data research, dérives, psychogeography, and narrative gathering. The expression of findings will include a multi-channel sound design as either the major work, or incorporated within a composition/performance in a class-generated exhibition at the end of term. A basic familiarity with digital audio workstations is advantageous but not required.

Registration: Interested students should email nbrooke@bennington.edu with a paragraph about their background and interest in the course; students will be picked for diversity of approaches, seniority, and relevant experience.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Composition, Four Credit, Suzanne Thorpe, Wednesday Afternoons.