May 6, 2020

Summer 2020 Online Music Courses

This summer, Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra, a faculty member with the LePARC Cluster and a professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts, will be leading two online music courses at Concordia.

Dal Farra is a composer and transdisciplinary artist, historian and curator, the founder-director of the international conference series Balance-Unbalance (on art-science and the environmental crisis) and Understanding Visual Music. Dal Farra has been a consultant on media arts for UNESCO, France, and is a member of the Leonardo (MIT Press) and Organised Sound (Cambridge Press) editorial boards, and the board of ISEA International. Details about the courses offered can be found below.

Experimental Art and Music for NON-musicians – MUSI 398 GC

The intensive Experimental Art and Music for NON-musicians online short summer program will offer undergraduate and graduate students with any background (fine arts, science, engineering, communication, and others) an opportunity to experiment with sound and electronic media; to research the world of contemporary music, and its multiple intersections with other art forms as well as with science and more; and to create innovative sonic structures using both simple-to-use (free) software tools and any daily or synthesized sounds with an open possibility to build complex musical works.

Expect to go from recording, transforming and mixing natural or electronic sounds to soundscape creation and experimental electronic composition, exploring connections with a diversity of fields such as physics, philosophy, environmental studies, history, programming, image processing, mathematics, biology, transdisciplinary research, and more.

Program Details

Friday evenings & weekends between June 26 and July 11, 2020 online.

Hours: 39; 3 credits.

Registration

UNDERGRADUATE: For permission, contact prof. Dr. Dal Farra ricardo.dalfarra@concordia.ca

GRADUATE: contact Perla Muyal Perla.muyal@concordia.ca

New Music and Media Arts – MUSI 322 GB

The intensive New Music and Media Arts online short summer program will offer undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work on (sound and media art, experimental and electronic music) self-proposed research and creation projects, to attend lectures on media/sound art creation and contemporary music composition, workshops and seminars on music & sound/media art technology by world leaders in the field, and to receive individual feedback/mentorship on their creative work by internationally recognized artists and composers (e.g., Dr. Rodrigo Sigal, Prof. Francisco Colasanto, among others). Also, a selection of the produced artistic works will be presented in a concert or installation during the international festival Visiones Sonoras. This event will be hosted by our partners institutions, the Mexican Centre for Music and Sound Art – CMMAS and UNAM, in Morelia, Mexico, in late September 2020 (students won’t need to attend the event but will be welcomed if they want to go).

Program Details

Sunday, August 9, to Sunday, August 16, 2020 online. Optional: Visiones Sonoras festival, late September.

Hours: 39; Credits: 3

Registration

• UNDERGRADUATE: For permission, contact prof. Dr. Dal Farra ricardo.dalfarra@concordia.ca

• GRADUATE: contact Perla Muyal Perla.muyal@concordia.ca


The Performing Arts Research Cluster (LePARC) is a community of researchers within the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University, with a mission to investigate performance practices by facilitating collaborative encounters through an interdisciplinary hub.