Transmission
Music Education

Include Electronics in Your Classes

January 30 through Fri 3 February 2017,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Ircam
salle Nono
Language

French

Level

Beginner

Prices

1250 €

Prerequises

No previous knowledge of computer music is necessary.
Participants should enjoy contemporary music and want to teach it.
Participants must bring a recent laptop computer (preferably Mac) in proper working order.

Objectives

Specially designed for conservatory teachers (instrument, singing, chamber music) ready to acquire the autonomy necessary to address mixed music works or improvisations with electronics in their teaching using simple material and user-friendly software. The goal of this course is to enable participants to include electronics in an instrumental or singing class therefore developing pedagogical possibilities of performing with electronics. The class will end with a performance.

Program

  • Select and set up the necessary material
  • Master specifically adapted software, ready to use and install on a computer
  • Explore situations of interaction between live transformations and an instrument or voice
  • Recognize certain types of transformations used in the mixed music repertoire and use them in an educational setting
  • Work and present a piece from the mixed music repertoire or an improvisation with electronics to your students
  • Monday: Setting up/installing and uninstalling material; Hands-on lesson: creating a work with tape for a lesson; Technique: amplify and record your work
  • Tuesday: Hands-on lesson: Setting up/installing and uninstalling material; Technique: microphones, existing software, real-time processing techniques; Perspectives: presentation of the repertoire
  • Wednesday: Hands-on lesson: Setting up/installing and uninstalling material; Technique: processing techniques – work on personal laptops; Hands-on lesson: set up a work or an excerpt of your choice (selection from the repertoire)
  • Thursday: Hands-on lesson: Setting up/installing and uninstalling material; Hands-on lesson: set up a work or an excerpt of your choice (selection from the repertoire); Perspectives: spatialization, gesture capture, synthesis control
  • Friday: Hands-on lesson: Setting up/installing and uninstalling material in the studio to be used for the final performance; Informal assessments