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Music 142 - Electronic Music Production - Bernardo Feldman

Course:Electronic Music Production
Professor:Bernardo Feldman
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Bernardo Feldman

Let me introduce myself, In case you are working with me for the 1st time. I am a composer born and raised in Mexico City. I have also studied piano, violin, percussion and electronic music production both, in Mexico City (at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música) as well as in the U.S. Here, I studied at CalArts (where I received my BFA and MFA) and at UCLA (where I got a Ph.D. in Music Composition. Have written orchestral and vocal music in a variety of styles ranging from rock & Roll to Symphonic pieces and Multimedia installations involving processed and synthetic sounds.

I am here, in this class, with the exciting opportunity for all of us to create meaningful compositions where we can each explore a new personal musical language through the utilization of computers and music associated software.

Course Description

Presents the composition and production of in-studio music in a variety of contemporary idioms utilizing music technology.

What to Expect in this Course

Expect to be challenged and to be invited to expand the limits of what music is and is not. Expect to create your own music, with the opportunity to present in in an exciting event toward the end of the semester. Expect to collaborate with other students and to extend your talents as a performer, singer, lyricist to enrich the works of others.

Types of Assessments

You will be asked to write a short essay providing:

1. A description of technical procedures (software and hardware) utilized in the composition and production of your work.

2. Dramatic and aesthetic choices: “why’s and the “how’s” of your project(s).

As a class, we will be analyzing and assessing all student’s works-in-progress.

There will be a final Project Due (on the last week of the semester.

The grading will be calculated as follows:

Essay: 25%

In-Class Presentations 25%

Individual or group final project 50% (works in-progress will be accepted)

Textbook Information

No textbook needed

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 965