Music and Technology: The Mediated Voice


21M.380: The Mediated Voice was developed and taught by Tina Tallon in Spring 2018


This course uses an exploration of technological mediations of the human voice as the context for an introduction to foundational electronic music concepts and techniques. Topics covered include psychoacoustics, recording and audio production, analog and digital synthesis techniques, feature extraction and music information retrieval, hardware and software design, and human-computer interaction. Students will also be asked to consider philosophical and societal implications of technologies related to the voice, including questions of identity, agency, embodiment, and exploitation.