Music and Technology: Live Electronics Performance Practices

A photo of laptop computer, mixing board, iPod, two joystick controllers and several other electronic music devices arranged on a tabletop.

Christopher Ariza's KIOKU performance system, libOX — a modular Max/MSP system with a large number of controllers. (Photo by Christopher Ariza.)


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Spring 2011



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Course Description

This course is a creative, hands-on exploration of contemporary and historical approaches to live electronics performance and improvisation, including basic analog instrument design, computer synthesis programming, and hardware and software interface design.

Other OCW Versions

This subject explores technologies in relation to musical analysis, composition, performance, culture, and quantitative methods. Topics vary each term.

Christopher Ariza. 21M.380 Music and Technology: Live Electronics Performance Practices, Spring 2011. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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