Electroacoustic Band Workshop (MPF4122.01)

Senem Pirler

This course is an open forum for research and development of live performance methodologies and compositions involving electroacoustic sounds through collaborations. In this workshop, we will explore text scores, graphic scores, improvisation techniques using both acoustic and electronic sources. The research and practice areas include but are not limited to electroacoustic and audiovisual performance, non-Western and/or non-notated music performance, and the creation of new music. We will incorporate transducers, sound exciters, audio processing, and control surfaces in our performative events. This course is for students who have previous experience in performing musical ideas with “tools” such as everyday objects, traditional acoustic instruments, and electronics. We will have critical listening sessions, discussion of the student compositions in progress, focusing particularly on the instrumental and electroacoustic components, and open strategies of notating electroacoustic work.


Learning Outcomes:
The main objectives of the course are:
- To introduce ideas and techniques on electroacoustic performance.
- To incorporate improvisation in students’ regular practices.
- To explore composition techniques using acoustic and electronic sources.
- To perform electroacoustic scores in a collaborative setting.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: A paragraph indicating interest and previous experience to senempirler@bennington.edu.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Advancement of Public Action , Dance , Fully In-Person , Performance , Sound Design and Recording , Visual Arts (VA) , All courses
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