MUT-10003 - Composing With Sound
Coordinator: Miroslav Spasov Room: CKF05 Tel: +44 1782 7 33395
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None


Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2020/21

This module seeks to establish practical foundation for the use of studio techniques in future modules at level 2 and 3. It also enables students to engage with technical and aesthetic concerns arising when working creatively with digital audio technologies.
At the end of the module students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge and recollection of basic empirical methods to work with audio material in a project studio; demonstrate comprehension and interpretation of basic concepts; apply methods in the construction of original sonic artefacts (Sonic Art work, sound idents, soundtracks for existing video).

Aims
To establish practical foundation for the use of studio techniques in future modules at level 2 and 3. To engage with technical and aesthetic concerns arising when working creatively with digital audio technologies

Intended Learning Outcomes

Comprehend and interpret basic core concepts in assembling, mixing and processing sounds: 1
Illustrate compositional and creative skills, utilising appropriate techniques: 1
Demonstrate basic technical proficiency for enabling technology for creative work: 1

Study hours


10 hours of small group workshops and individual supervision
11 hours of lectures
24 hours of reflection, revision and consolidation of lecture, workshop and individual supervision content, research through bibliographical and computer mediated sources through individual or group study work
20 hours of listening (recommended works from the repertoire), reflection and revision of aesthetic and technical aspects based on lecture content, bibliographical and computer mediated sources
35 hours of practical work in the lab or student┐s own digital audio workstation on preliminary tasks, to carry out studio tasks, familiarise with equipment and experiment with relevant techniques (based on instructional material on WebCT)
50 hours of preparation of creative project portfolio and supporting documentation


School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Project weighted 100%
Creative project portfolio.
Composition of an acousmatic Sonic Art work with a total duration of 3 minutes together with graphic scores illustrating the composition. Collection of sound idents for an overall duration of 1 minute using prescribed software processes. Written documentation (total minimum 1,000 words) comprising: programme notes (minimum 300 words); a report explaining how the above practical work used techniques and concepts acquired during the course (minimum 700 words).