Performing with Electronics (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 (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: