Electronics and the Voice (MSR2242.01)

Amirtha Kidambi

In this course we will examine various examples of vocal interactions with electronics, historically and in contemporary contexts of improvisation, song and composition. We will treat electronics as a broad concept, from simple manipulation of a standard vocal mic to analog/digital processing, feedback, hardware, and software interactions. The course will focus on collaboration and interaction, using improvisation as a key tool for practical exploration of various concepts. The course will also provide a basic introduction to technical aspects of live and recorded sound for vocalists. Those without prior experience are encouraged to participate, as outside advising and access to microphones and gear can be made available by appointment.

Learning Outcomes:
Become familiar with a diverse set of methods across genres and approaches to integrating voice and electronics

Gain hands-on practical experience improvising and creating collaboratively with voice and electronics

Develop proficiency with basic technical concepts around electronics and sound in relation to the voice

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T 8:30AM - 12:10PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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