Electronica/Live Drum 'n' Bass
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Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Course Number: JPER 4548
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Drum 'n' bass is a British born fusion of dub, techno, ambient, electronica and hip hop spun and manipulated by DJ's at 160 beats-per-minute plus. Live drum 'n' bass is a reinterpretation of DJ culture, crossbred with the interactive matrix commonly used by improvising musicians. Its structure is derived from real-time polyrhythmic layering of sound textures, polytonal-loop-based melodies, forms made on the fly, harmonic progressions, and a highly innovative drumming style. Fast tempos, unorthodox techniques and a seasoned sense of form and rhythm are some of the more challenging elements required to effectively reinterpret or "reverse engineer" programmed music of this kind.
By audition, at the instructor's discretion.
Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.
Open to Jazz students.
Open to Undergraduate students.