Instrument Building (MUS4014.01)

Nick Brooke

A course on modern instrument building, focusing on experimental instruments and unheard-of sounds. A survey will introduce students to the innovations of Harry Partch, new gamelans, circuit bending, and interfaced instruments. Students are required to design, construct, and perform on at least two different instruments during the term. Students will be asked to be critical about the visual and sonic aesthetic of their new instruments, and to explore how instrument design can reinvent musical tradition and performance practice. Regular weekly workshop practice and logbooks are required.

Prerequisites: Previous work in VA or music; permission of instructor.
Credits: 2
W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency:
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