Postgrad study in Electroacoustic Music Composition at Manchester

Subject: Postgrad study in Electroacoustic Music Composition at Manchester
From: David Berezan (
Date: Mon Jun 07 2004 - 15:10:19 EDT


MusM in Electroacoustic Music Composition

Music (part of the new School of Arts, Histories and
Cultures) at The University of Manchester is now
offering a new MusM programme of study in
Electroacoustic Music Composition.

Taught programme: culminates in the submission of a
portfolio of original compositions and includes
instruction in acousmatic music composition
techniques, electroacoustic music aesthetics,
repertoire study and project-based compositional
research. Optional course units include interactive
electroacoustic music composition, special topics in
technical or repertoire research, and contemporary
music and performance studies.

Programme director and course supervisor: Dr. David
Berezan (BA., MMus. Calgary; PhD. Birmingham).
Berezanís electroacoustic works have been awarded
prizes in the Bourges, S„o Paulo, Russolo and EAR
competitions and are performed regularly in the UK and
abroad. His current interests include acousmatic, live
and interactive, and multimedia music, in addition to
diffusion as a performance practice of electroacoustic

Facilities: Teaching, research and compositional work
is carried out in four new Studios that incorporate
the most current generation of Macintosh G5 computers,
Genelec monitoring (stereo and eight-channel),
state-of-the-art software (Digital Performer, Logic,
ProTools, MaxMSP, Pluggo, GRMTools, Waves,
Audiosculpt) and other studio software and hardware.

MANTIS: Opportunities exist for performances of new
electroacoustic works with MANTIS (Manchester Theatre
in Sound), using a 24-loudspeaker sound diffusion
system. Concerts take place several times each year.
Acousmatic, mixed, live electronic and multimedia
works have all been recently performed with composers
able to incorporate the spatialization of sound into
the presentation of work.

Registration: full-time (12 month) or part-time (24
month). Music has a number of postgraduate bursaries
that students may apply for.

MPhil and PhD: Electroacoustic-based study in the
MPhil and PhD composition programmes is also offered.

For further information on the programme contact:
For application information contact: or

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