Éliane Radigue working with an Arp 2500 synthesizer

Technosonics is an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of electronic music and sound art. We will focus on the role of new technology in shaping musical thought, production, and culture from the turn of the century through today. Listening examples are drawn from a broad range of styles and genres, including experimental computer music, ambient and dance music, sound art, and multimedia. In addition to exploring key concepts and technologies (microphones, acoustics, synthesizers, deep listening, controllerism, etc.), weekly lab sections and creative projects provide opportunities to actively explore current music production techniques. No previous music experience is required.