Studies in Electroacoustic Improvisation

MUSC 1221 S01 [CRN: 26732]

According to Pauline Oliveros, “[i]n improvisation you can’t change your mind […] in composition you can.” This class integrates critical and creative approaches in order to develop individual and collective improvisation, a practice which values presence and listening over traditional accuracy. We will consider scholarship by prominent improvisers and undertake a variety of exercises to practice and improve at improvisation. As a class we will give several performances at Brown and in Providence over the course of the semester. Instrumental and/or music software experience preferred. Interested students strongly recommended to attend first day; final class list determined by questionnaire.
Section specific notes:
This course will be taught Hybrid if possible, but depending on COVID status, the course may in fact be converted to fully Online. In either case but especially if fully online, support will be provided for remote gear/software/recording work. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Spring 2021
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
18:00 - 21:00 Wed - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021