Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Mus 357 History of Electronic Music

Explores multiple chronologies of musical works, from 1914 onward. Musique concrète, dub, elektronischemusik, techno, computer music, hip-hop, algorithmic music, glitch, drone, noise and dance music(s) emerge, sometimes simultaneously, in locations half the world apart. Students will listen for traces of the material methods and technologies that were used by artists to realize these works, as well as considering the social and cultural contexts in which these musical practices were formed.


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