Noise/Electronic Music Course

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Noise/Electronic Music Course

Post by xiwi » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:12 pm

Hello friends,

I'm putting together an independent study focused on noise and electronic music. constructing a syllabus to make a case for the course running next semester. looking for any of the following especially in an academic context

- books
- journals / articles
- films and recorded performances
- essential listening
- other suggestions

thanks in advance for any input. will share the outline as it develops. it's currently in a very rough form to be flushed out.

- history / research
- field work (i.e. going to performances/galleries and interviewing)
- instrument desig3n
- formulation of electronic music club for my university

Current resources I have...
- Journal of Experimental Musical Instruments
- Leonardo Music Journal
- Handmade Electronic Music (book)
- We Don't Care About Music Anyway (film)

I've got a bunch of other things that might be appropriate, but I'm interested to hear what people outside of the ivory tower might have to say.


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Post by the_lurking_ear » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:03 pm

I Dream of Wires might be worth watching (based on the trailer)
Music From Outer Space has some stuff on synth design
Synth Britannia
Alchemists of Sound (haven't seen it yet, strongly recommended to me by a music teacher)

It sounds like an interesting project. I'm not well versed in academic experimental music. Have you considered doing some kind of blog, if the course gets approved? I'd love to read some of the insights you get.
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Post by timdrage » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:10 pm

Book-wise David Novak "Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation" is good:

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Post by goingnowhereeatingthings » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:09 am

As an outsider of the "academic noise/sound art scene", I found most "theoretical" books quite arid. I believe that forums, personal correspondence and interviews are (until now) the best formats to discuss/read about noise.

Manuals fall in a different category than "theoretical" books, because you have to experience them and not just read. Venta Protesix's experience with the conservatories is emblematic...

Hope to hear more from xiwi, but I will probably lose this hope.

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