Unlimited Electronic Sounds? - An Active but Reduced Listening Experiment

Syllabus

Exam/Credit Points:
2CP (not graded, Listening): regular and active participation
4CP (graded, Listening) Regular and active participation. Compose, perform and record a 5-10 min audio composition based on the audio experiments from the course. The composition (mp3) and the corresponding score (pdf) should be send per e-mail until the 16. July 2021 to:
post@wolfgang-spahn.de

Online on Big Blue Button:
https://meetings.udk-berlin.de/b/wol-g8f-a2f-q7k

DAY 01 - April. 30.

Concrète Cut, Copy and Paste

Concrète Cut, Copy and Paste

Robert Henke - Give me limits!

John Cage - 4'33“ by David Tudor

Giacinto Scelsi - Quattro Pezzi su una nota sola (Four Pieces on Only One Note), for 25 musicians (1959)

Pierre Schaeffer (1910-1995)

Pierre Schaeffer & Pierre Henry: Orphée 53 (1953)

Musique Concrète Soundtracks To Experimental Short Films (1956-1978)

Beatriz Ferreyra - Medisances

Early Japanese Tape Music (1953-1956)


DAY 02 - May. 14.

Oscillators and the “Gesang der Jünglinge”

Oscillators and the “Gesang der Jünglinge”

Sound Poetry


Filippo Tommaso Marinetti - Zang Tumb Tumb (1914)


Kurt Schwitters - Ursonate (phonetic sound poem) 1932


Marcel Duchamp, Erratum Musical (1934)


Steve Reich - It's Gonna Rain (1965)

Alvin Lucier - I Am Sitting In A Room

Trevor Wishart - Red Bird: A Political Prisoner's Dream

The Voder, 1939

Daisy Bell sung using computer speech synthesis by the IBM 7094 in 1961.



Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang der Jünglinge (1955-56)
Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang der Jünglinge: Analysis by Samuel Andreyev


Morton Subotnick - Silver Apples Of The Moon (1967)


Voltage Controlled Oscillator







Suggested Reading

Manning, Peter Electronic and Computer Music Oxford University Press 2004

Emmerson, Simon Living Electronic Music Routledge 2007

Collins, Nicolas Handmade Electronic Musik (Third Eddition) Routledge 2020

Holmes, Thomas B. Electronic and Experimental Music: Pioneers in Technology and Composition Routledge 2003