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Music Goes Electric (9591.2)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2018 Winter Term MR   Will   LARSEN (Ph: ) ONLINE

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This unit investigates the practice of electronic music from its little known beginnings in the late 19th century through to its appropriation by the post-World War 2 avant-garde, leading to its inevitable incursion and eventual takeover of popular music. Examples of electronic music in film, TV, advertising and digital media will be studied alongside experimental works from Berio to the Beatles, Cage to Kraftwerk up to today's practitioners in the new genres of electronic music. Students will be provided with a weekly reading and listening/viewing list and will complete an online project on a particular aspect of electronic music of interest to them.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their critical listening skills;

2. Demonstrate broader understanding of the social, political and technological implications of contemporary music;

3. Demonstrate a broader understanding of electronic music applied in media; and

4. Utilise the Internet as a platform for accessing and researching music.

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Contact Hours

3 hours per week.





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