MUS WKSH A Workshop: Composition Seminar

Professor: Eleanor Hovda

CRN: 92523

Distribution: F

Time: Tu 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BLM HALL

This class will compose music that will be written down and passed to players to be rehearsed and taped. Every step of the process is assisted (particularly at the notational level) and discussed. Players in the class, as well as professional players from outside, will later join in to help bring each piece to life in sound. In addition, other twentieth-century works are played and discussed and occasional visits to performances of new music in New York are made. Individual meetings are arranged on a regular basis.

MUS WKSH B Workshop: Performance Class

Professor: L. Garcia-Renart

CRN: 92524

Distribution: F

Time: Th 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm BLM HALL

This class is conceived as a unifying workshop for performing musicians within the department. Please meet with the instructor prior to or during registration. (Private lessons can be taken for credit by registering for this course).

MUS WKSH F Workshop: Integrated Electronic Music and Art

Professor: R. Bielecki

CRN: 92525

Distribution: F

Time: W 10:30 am - 12:30 pm BLM EMS

A hands-on multidisciplinary workshop developing methods to combine diverse arts and media in interactive live performances and installations. These connections will be made by means of personal computers and specially designed electronic interfaces linking humans and machines. The course will offer instruction in the mastery of the facilities of the Bard Electronic Music Studio, including digital sampling, MIDI sequencing, and the programming of real-time, interactive, MIDI-based software, extensible to video (eg. QuickTime) and other visual domains (lighting, slides, etc.). The course will include examination and discussion of the history and literature of multi-media composition and performance art in the Twentieth Century. It is hoped that a broad range of disciplines will be represented. Collaboration with students working in film/video, drama/ dance, visual arts, music, and writing are actively encouraged, as are those with computer science students interested in real-time interactive systems, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence, and physics students interested in constructing control systems and interfaces. Enrollment limited.

MUS WKSH G Workshop: Voice and Vocal Rep

Professor: A. Burrows

CRN: 92526

Distribution: F

Time: M 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BLM HALL

The songs of Brahms will be featured this semester. This class is for pianists and singers. The pianists will be working along with the singers. Performance techniques, analysis, etc. will be studied. A knowledge of German is not a requirement. Singers should have and adequate range and be able to match pitches.

MUS WKSH H Workshop: Classical Guitar Seminar & Independent Study

Professor: L. Garcia-Renart

CRN: 92527

Distribution: F

Time: by arrangement

Cross-listed: LAIS
Once a week a two-hour seminar will be offered to everyone to talk about specific technical and interpretation principals of the classical guitar, as well as to listen and to discuss the repertoire. This seminar is to be taken in conjunction with weekly private lessons offered by guitarist Greg Dinger. There will be a fee for the private instructor to be paid at the beginning of the semester. All levels of playing are accepted. Beginners to advanced players welcome.

MUS 310 X Workshop: Advanced Electronic Music & Arts

Professor: R. Teitelbaum

CRN: 92528

Distribution: F

Time: W 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm BLM EMS

Cross-listed: Integrated Arts
This course will offer students instruction and guidance in realizing projects in electronic composition, performances, and installations. The approach will be both theoretical and musical. Examples of possible projects include: interactive computer music composition and performance utilizing the object oriented programming language, MAX, including algorithmic composition, machine listening and improvisation; digital sound synthesis and signal processing employing Supercollider Software; alternate MIDI controllers and interfaces. Students will be expected to present original creative work in public performances at least once during the semester. Pre-requisite: Music Workshop F and Music 240, or consent of the instructor.