Instrument Building (MUS2229.01)

Nicholas Brooke

A course on modern instrument building, focusing on acoustic experimental instruments and unheard-of sounds. A survey will introduce students to the innovations of Partch, new gamelans, circuit bending, and interfaced instruments. Students are required to design, construct, and perform on at least one instrument of significant complexity 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Fully In-Person , Music , Two Credit
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