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Several readings are from the book:

Amazon logo Cox, Christoph, and Daniel Warner, eds. Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. London, UK: Continuum International, 2004. ISBN: 9780826416155.

1Art of Noises120 Years of Electronic Music: Electronic Musical Instrument 1870 - 1990
2What is Radical Music?

Noise and Reproducibility
Russolo. "Art of Noises." In Audio Culture.

Marinetti, F. T. "Futurist Manifesto."

Benjamin, W. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."

Amazon logo Chanan, M. "Record Culture." In Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and Its Effects on Music. San Francisco, CA: Analytical Psychology Club of San Fransico, Inc., 1995. ISBN: 9781859840122.

Dub Music
3Electronic Indeterminacy, Tape Loops: John Cage, Lee Scratch PerryCage, John. "Compositional as Process: Indeterminacy." In Audio Culture.

Amazon logo Eshun, K. "Inner Spatializing the Song." In More Brilliant than the Sun. London, UK: Quartet Books, 1999. ISBN: 9780704380257.

Davis, Erik. "Dub, Scratch, and the Black Star."
4Sample Culture: RZA, DJ Spooky

Discussion of Collage Culture and Music Concrète

In-class: Show and Tell-bring a Record into Class and Sample a Section to be Included in Your Sound Collage
Miller, Paul D. "Algorithms: Erasures and the Art of Memory." In Audio Culture.

Pierre Schaeffer

Tim Hodkinson's 1986 Interview with Pierre Schaeffer

Marshall, Wayne. "shocklee is a prophet and i think you oughta listen." Blog Entry, September 15, 2005.

5Analogue Synthesis (Guest Speaker: Joe Paradiso)Paradiso, Joe. "Modular Synthesizer." In Timeshift (Proceedings of Ars Electronica 2004). Edited by G. Stocker and C. Schopf. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004, pp. 364-370. (PDF - 3.7 MB)

Joe Paradiso's Page

Harrison, Nate. "Bassline Baseline." Video, 2005.

Drum Machine
6Sound Tracking: Spatial and Visual Music

One-bit Synthesis (Guest Speaker: Noah Vawter)
Oliveros, Pauline. "Quantum Listening."

Eno, Brian. "Ambient Music." In Audio Culture.

Vawter, Noah. "One-Bit Oscillator Design." Presented at 2005 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics. New Paltz, NY, October 16-19, 2005.
7Radio Training Session
8Lab Session on Computer Music Technique

Beauty of Speed

View: Come to Daddy, Windowlicker, Aphex Twin/Chris Cunningham
Hardcore | Breakbeat | Jungle | Drum'n'Bass | Garage | Grime | Dubstep | Ragga Jungle | Garage/2step | Grime/Dubstep
9Beauty of Speed (cont.)

Surround Systems and Generative Sound
10Field Trip
11Final Project Presentations
12Final Project Presentations (cont.)


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