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MUSC8130 - Digital Music Performance

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Title:Digital Music Performance
Long Title:Digital Music Performance
Module Code:MUSC8130
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2021/22 ( January 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: Conceiving, preparing & implementing advanced use of electronic hardware and software for live music performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Configure a complex technical setup for live performance of electronic music
LO2 Create & adapt complex musical content for live performance of electronic music
LO3 Perform electronic music to an audience using industry standard software and hardware
LO4 Produce a comprehensive technical rider (including stage plan) for live performance
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

MUSC8129
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Software skills
Further development of skills learnt in 'Digital Music Production' using industry standard software environments, apps, and plugins with a focus on adapting content for live performance.
Hardware skills
Investigation and configuration of a variety of audio modules and midi-enabled hardware with a focus on their application in live performance.
Live Electronic Music Performance
Integration and synthesis of core skills to present a fully electronic live music performance.
Performance conceptualisation & implementation
Developing a concept through to realising a live performance implementing all the technical and creative pre-production requirements.
Pre-Production Planning
Devising technical riders and stage plans as well as preparing audio and MIDI parts for live performance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Discuss & display the first draft of artistic conceptualisation, audio material and technical implementation relating to the 15 minute live performance due at the end of semester. A clear concept/vision must be presented including an outline of the instruments (hardware & software) that will be used. Feedback will be provided after this presentation. 1,2 20.0 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Discuss & display the second draft of artistic conceptualisation, audio material and technical implementation relating to the 15 minute live performance due at the end of semester, which must include live elements as well as pre-recorded audio & MIDI. It is expected that at least 10 minutes of draft material will be displayed at this assessment. Feedback will be provided after this presentation. 1,2 20.0 Week 8
Project Submission of DRAFT DAW files and technical rider (including. stage plan & channel list) that will be used for the end of semester live performance. This should include return tracks for in ear monitoring. 1,4 10.0 Week 10
Performance Evaluation Live performance and submission of the candidates composition using a suitable DAW, which must include both prepared audio material & live elements as well as incorporating electronic hardware and software. 1,2,3 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Atelier-style training in relevant tools 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Practice & Project work 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Atelier-style training in relevant tools 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Practice & Project work 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Jon Margulies 2018, Ableton Live 10 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide, 1st Ed., Hobo Technologies [ISBN: 9780692061350]
  • Friedemann Sallis (Editor), Valentina Bertolani (Editor), Jan Burle (Editor), Laura Zattra (Editor) 2017, Live Electronic Music: Composition, Performance, Study (Routledge Research in Music), Routledge [ISBN: 9780367869267]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 8 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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