[ 21. Mai 2016 ]

ESMUC – Barcelona – Spain [cec-c] Postgraduate program in Sound Creation and Performance with Technologies

From: Enric Guaus eguaus@GMAIL.COM mailto:eguaus@gmail.com

Subject: Postgraduate program in Sound Creation and Performance with


Date: 2016 May 19

Apologies for cross-posting

The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC, Barcelona – Spain) is

now accepting applications for the Postgraduate program in Sound

Creation and Performance with Technologies.

Over the last years computers have readily been incorporated into the

vast majority of creative processes. With regard to music, they promoted

the development of novel methodologies in sound synthesis, algorithmic

creation and real-time control of musical processes, to mention just a

few. The increasing availability of digital technologies, both in terms

of cost, size and portability, broaden such creative possibilities in

music and sound up to the extent that the very concepts of musical

instrument, sound creation and live performance need to be redefined.

These are precisely the three main areas to be covered in the

Postgraduate program:

Design and development of new musical instruments, interfaces and

interactive music systems for live performance.

Sound creation with digital technologies with a focus on real-time


Live performance with digital technologies.

Incorporating computer based into the creative processes of different

artistic disciplines (be it dance, video, photography, sculpture, etc.)

asks for a highly cross-disciplinary profile, in which technology

becomes de facto a lingua franca. The Postgraduate program in Sound

Creation and Performance proposes a space for learning and reflection on

the diversity of musical art forms which interrelate sound creation,

performance and technology. To this end, it offers a curriculum which

promotes critical thinking to allow the student to go a step further in

sound and music creation. For that reason the curriculum is structured

around creative and collaborative projects, to be undertaken by students

throughout the course. Our methodology will therefore combine:

Theoretical sessions to provide an overview of the historical

landmarks in sound creation, sound creation paradigms and key

features provided by creation support tools (both software and


Practical, collective sessions, where the students will be asked to

design simple musical instruments and interfaces and interpret

classic or own works. In such sessions, students should be prepared

to explain their proposals and justify all decisions taken.

Collective tutoring to address issues raised during the creative

process, by means of debate, encouragement of a critical attitude

and promotion of the creator’s own view.

Lectures and practices will take place entirely at the ESMUC, which will

provide the facilities of a Higher School of Music with a

multidisciplinary vocation, complemented with key infrastructures such

as recording and post-production studios and electronic lab, among others.



Enric Guaus (enric.guaus@esmuc.cat enric.guaus@esmuc.cat>),

Professor at Dept. of Sonology,

Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (http://www.esmuc.cat),

Barcelona, Spain.

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