Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
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Electronic Music 125565/2173/2122/1/86
Study guide

Electronic Music 1

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    Choice package:
    • Electives
    • Electives
In other study programme:
  • Aanvullende opleiding Koninklijk Conservatorium as Electronic Music 1
  • Aanvullende opleiding Koninklijk Conservatorium as Electronic Music 1
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Co-ordinator: Henderickx Willem
Other teaching staff: Baeck David, Tamminga Jorrit
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

Lessons are taught over 10 days, spread over the year. Register with Wim Henderickx.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Students should preferably have knowledge of recording techniques.

Learning outcomes (list)

4.1 The student has extensive knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context and can use this in his or her artistic practice.
The student knows the history, start and evolution of electronic music and recording techniques by specific 20th century repertoire and knows the principal representatives and pioneers.

Course content

Elements: electronic sound synthesis, control of the electronic sound parameters and sample techniques, sound transformations, composition and spatialisation


Jorrit Tamminga: sound synthesisation, algorithmic composition, live electronics
David Baeck: music technology including recording techniques, midi, sampling and composition for images
Guest teachers: to be confirmed

Study material (text): Mandatory

Students will provide their own software and technological supplies.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours150,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearKnowledge test50,00
Academic yearPortfolio50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test50,00
2nd examination periodPortfolio50,00