Éliane Radigue working with an Arp 2500 synthesizer

Music + Electrons is a course designed as an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of electronic music and sound art. It focuses on the ways new technology has shaped musical thought, production, and culture from the turn of the century through today. Listening examples are drawn from a broad range of styles and genres, including experimental computer music, ambient and dance music, sound art, and multimedia performance. In addition to exploring key concepts and technologies (microphones, acoustics, synthesizers, deep listening, controllers, etc.), weekly lab sections and creative projects provide opportunities to actively explore current music production techniques.