Dack, John


Ear-training using the computer and PROGREMU

Recueil des actes, 10e Journées d'Informatique Musicale.

Language(s): English


Music Education PROGREMU


In this paper, the author outlines his teaching methods on an introductory module called “Introduction to Electroacoustic Music”. His chosen methodology is one that promotes basic skills within a studio environment where many traditional musical notions appear to be absent, and advocates adopting practices developed in early analogue studios - particularly those practices based on the theories of Pierre Schaeffer and his successors. He argues that analogue equipment readily promotes forms of physical interaction which can then be adapted to the digital domain and that by emphasising making and listening, rather than merely providing training in the use of specific pieces of apparatus or software packages the students develop the ability to think critically and intelligently about sound and its potential.

All references of the same author:


Dack, John (1993). A la Recherche de l'Instrument Perdu
Dack, John (1994). Pierre Schaeffer and the Significance of Radiophonic Art
Dack, John (1997). Pedagogy and the Studio
Dack, John (1998a). Strategies in the Analysis of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Kontakte für elektronische Klänge, Klavier, und Schlagzeug
Dack, John (1998b). Systematising the Unsystematic
Dack, John (1999a). Karlheinz Stockhausen's Kontakte and Narrativity
Dack, John (1999b). The Creative Power of the Machine
Dack, John (2000). Ludwig Van Henry - An Interview with Pierre Henry
Dack, John (2001). Diffusion as Performance
Dack, John (2002a). Histories and Ideologies of Synthesis
Dack, John (2002b). Abstract and Concrete
Dack, John (2003a). Can the Analogue Past Inform the Digital Present?
Dack, John (2003b). Sound, Installations and Music
Dack, John (2004). 'Open' Forms and the Computer