GU4801: Music and the Electrical Imaginary | T. Gordon

Undergraduate Seminar
Tu 10:10AM-12PM

This seminar examines the long history of how people have imagined the relationship between music and electricity, from the 18th century to the present. Topics include 18th century electrical music, electrification and colonialism, the rise of electroacoustics, early 20th century electrical & electronic instruments, the electrified voice, musique concrète & elektronische Musik, synthesis in many flavors, cybernetics and information theory, afrofuturism, psychedelics, tuning systems, cyberfeminism, and more!

No experience in music necessary; musicians, theorists, historians, ethnomusicologists, science studies scholars, and engineers welcome.

Developed as a recipient of a Center for Science and Society Course Development Grant

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