Rhedir gan School of Arts, Culture and Language
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Prof Andrew Lewis
To compose acousmatic 'sonic art' using sound as the creative medium, and digital studio technology as the means.
To encourage bold artistic experimentation and the development of musical ideas beyond conventional notions of 'music'.
Through composition, to explore the possibilities of a variety of innovative digital technologies and to become adept in their use.
To study the compositional techniques of a variety of acousmatic composers, and to apply the lessons learned to the composition of original musical works.
To consider aesthetic, philosophical and musicological issues of relevance to acousmatic composition, and to explore the implications of these through the act of composing.
To contribute to the personal development of student composers through the development of their creativity as individuals.
The word ‘acousmatic’ describes something we can hear but not see. Acousmatic Music is experimental sonic art which uses sound as its raw material, and multiple loudspeakers as its mode of delivery. It has been described as the art of projected sounds which is “shot and developed in the studio, projected in halls, like cinema”.
This module aims to develop your skills in acousmatic composition. It has a creative emphasis, and seeks to equip you with the basic technological, compositional and aesthetic knowledge and understanding necessary for acousmatic composition
The composition displays some limited creative imagination, with restricted control of musical materials, and minimum understanding of the capabilities of acousmatic resources. There is scant evidence of a generally intellectual approach.
The composition displays a good level of creative imagination, with good control and elaboration of musical materials, based on technical competence in use of acousmatic resources. There is also evidence of intellectual acumen.
The composition displays a high level of creative imagination, with emergent individuality of compositional voice, skilful control and elaboration of musical materials, and technical mastery of acousmatic resource. There is also evidence of high level of ability at conceptual thought, penetration of issues, originality of approach and/or insight.
Work effectively with sonic materials and resources.
Work effectively with the tools and techniques of the composition studio.
Critically evaluate one's own work.
Compose with a degree of creative independence.
Apply an understanding of acousmatic music theory and concepts to creative work.
Compose acousmatic music which offers an engaging listening experience.
|Coursework 1 - Recording and Developing Sources||25.00|
|Coursework 2 - Gesture, texture and articulation||25.00|
|Main Assignment - Acousmatic Composition||50.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
11 weekly studio-based lectures of 1.5 – 2 hours. Other classes coinciding with an acousmatic concert or the visit of a composer or ensemble may also be arranged as appropriate.
11 weekly studio-based seminars of 1 hours
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/wxk-2235.html
Cox, Christoph, and Daniel Warner (Eds.), Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017) Collins, Nick, Julio d’Escrivan, The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) Demers, Joanna Teresa, Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) Emmerson, Simon, Living Electronic Music (Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate, 2007) ———, The Language of Electroacoustic Music (London: Macmillan, 1986) Expanding the Horizon of Electroacoustic Music Analysis (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016) Kane, Brian, Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014) Moore, Adrian, Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition (New York, NY: Routledge, 2016) Schaeffer, Pierre, In Search of a Concrete Music (Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2012)Wishart, Trevor, Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Composition (York: Orpheus the Pantomime, 1994) Wishart, Trevor, and Simon Emmerson, On Sonic Art, New and rev. ed (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1996)
Articles Francis Dhomont, ‘Acousmatic Update’, Contact! (8(2), 1995) pp. 49-54. Jonty Harrison, ‘Sound, space, sculpture: some thoughts on the what,how and why of sound diffusion’, Organised Sound (3(2), 1998), pp. 117–127. Denis Smalley, ‘Spectromorphology: Explaining sound-shapes’, Organised Sound 2(2), 1997) pp. 107–126. ––––––, ‘Space-Form and the Acousmatic Image’, Organised Sound (12(1), 2007) pp. 35-58. Simon Emmerson, ‘Aural Landscape: musical space’, Organised Sound (3(2), 1999) pp. 135- 40.
(For further listening, visit http://www.electrocd.com)
Francois Bayle Toupie dans le ciel (1979)
Manuella Blackburn Time Will Tell (2013)
Christian Calon Portrait d’un visiteur (1985)
Francis Dhomont Points de fuite (1982)
Paul Dolden Veils (1984-85)
Gilles Gobeil Le vertige inconnu (1993-94)
Jonty Harrison Klang (1982)
Jonathan Harvey Mortuous Plango, Vivos Voco (1980)
Robert Normandeau Rumeurs (Place de Ransbeck) (1987)
Bernard Parmegiani De natura sonorum (1975)
Åke Parmerud Repulse (1986)
Denis Smalley Pentes (1974), Wind Chimes (1987)
Trevor Wishart Encounters in the Republic of Heaven (2011)
Rhagofynion a Chydofynion
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- W3P3: BA Astudiaethau'r Cyfr & Cherdd year 2 (BA/ACC)
- WW93: BA Creative Studies and Music year 2 (BA/CSTMUS)
- 32N6: BA English Literature and Music year 2 (BA/ELM)
- VW23: BA Hanes Cymru a Cherddoriaeth year 2 (BA/HCAC)
- VW13: BA History and Music year 2 (BA/HMU)
- WW39: BA Music and Creative Writing with International Experience year 2 (BA/MCWIE)
- W3H6: BA Music and Electronic Engineering year 2 (BA/MEE)
- WV33: Music & Hist & Welsh Hist (IE) year 2 (BA/MHIE)
- W303: BA Music (with International Experience) year 2 (BA/MIE)
- PW33: BA Media Studies and Music year 2 (BA/MSMUS)
- RW13: BA Music/French year 2 (BA/MUFR)
- WR32: BA Music/German year 2 (BA/MUGE)
- WR33: BA Music/Italian year 2 (BA/MUIT)
- W300: BA Music year 2 (BA/MUS)
- WW38: BA Music and Creative Writing year 2 (BA/MUSCW)
- W30F: BA Music [with Foundation Year] year 2 (BA/MUSF)
- WW36: BA Music and Film Studies year 2 (BA/MUSFS)
- W3R8: BA Music and Modern Languages year 2 (BA/MUSML)
- WR34: BA Music/Spanish year 2 (BA/MUSP)
- W3W4: BA Music with Theatre & Performance year 2 (BA/MUSTP)
- VVW3: BA Philosophy and Religion and Music year 2 (BA/PRM)
- VW2H: BA Welsh History and Music year 2 (BA/WHMU)
- QW53: BA Cymraeg/Music year 2 (BA/WMU)
- W302: BMUS Music year 2 (BMUS/MUS)
- W32F: BMus Music [with Foundation Year] year 2 (BMUS/MUSF)
- H6W3: BSc Electronic Engineering and Music year 2 (BSC/EEM)