LET-ACWB204
Music Culture
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWB204
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. V. Meelberg
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Lecturer
dr. V. Meelberg
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Contactperson for the course
dr. V. Meelberg
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Examiner
dr. V. Meelberg
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Academic year2023
Period
PER 2  (06/11/2023 to 28/01/2024)
Starting block
PER 2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After completion of this course the student will be able to:
  • Recognise the role technology plays in contemporary music culture;
  • Analyse the function of technology in musical practices;
  • Reflect on the different views on the relationship between music and technology;
  • Engage in productive discussions regarding the role technology plays in contemporary music culture.
Content

Music is a cultural activities that relies on technology. Whether it is using sticks and stones to produce sounds or creating musical compositions with the aid of a computer, music has always been technological. Contemporary musical practices are shaped by (digital) technology in particular, whether it is listening to, composing or performing music. As a result, in order to understand the role and function of music in contemporary culture, a focus on the role of technology is indispensable.

In this course the relationship between music and technology will be discussed. The following topics will be covered:

  1. Music as recording;
  2. The digitisation of music;
  3. Listening to music in the Internet age;
  4. Performing digital music;
  5. DJ Culture;
  6. Sampling.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Image, Text and Music Analysis
Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Articles

Instructional modes
Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Working group
Attendance MandatoryYes

General
Het betreft hoor- en werkcolleges, discussie en werkgroepvoorbereiding via Blackboard. Studenten verzorgen tijdens de werkcolleges presentaties, nemen deel aan discussies en aan debatten.

Tests
Portfolio
Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5