Electronic Music and Performance (W3098)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module explores electronic music performance as a part of a critical music technology practice. It examines theories and techniques of improvisation, notation, electroacoustic composition, live spatialisation, instruments as performance systems, live electronics, new interfaces for musical expression, audio-visual performance, and electronic music performance within the contexts of historical and contemporary practice.

You will develop innovative performance projects that engage with a hybrid approach to the deployment of music technology systems. The module will also develop a range of skills in the presentation, preparation, and setup of performance projects and encourage a critical self-reflective practice.


50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Practical assessment, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 126 hours of contact time and 24 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.