Course Title: Incorporate interactive technology into performance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: VART6473C

Course Title: Incorporate interactive technology into performance

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5378 - Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: svdsc.mac@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use music technology as a creative tool in performance.

 

It applies to musicians and artists who use audio software applications and sensor/gesture based electronic instruments to manipulate a performance while it is happening.

 

Interactive technology can be applied in all musical genres and styles, from electronic dance music DJs, to solo or ensemble performances, to experimental sound sculptures and installations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAMPF502 Incorporate interactive technology into performance

Element:

1. Generate ideas for enhancing performances

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research ways in which interactive technologies can be applied to music performances

1.2 Listen to or view recordings of performances where interactive technologies have been used, as a way of generating ideas in relation to own music practice

1.3 Collaborate with appropriate people to explore ideas for incorporating interactive technology into planned performances

1.4 Identify factors that may affect how interactive technology can be incorporated into planned performances, and adjust ideas accordingly

Element:

2. Prepare interactive elements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Set up instruments and equipment in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) principles and product instructions

2.2 Use features of relevant software and/or electronic devices to generate a sample of interactive elements required for performances

2.3 Discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of work in progress with appropriate people

2.4 Incorporate feedback and new ideas into the preparation of interactive elements as required

2.5 Review and test interactive elements, and make necessary adjustments

2.6 Confirm plan for use of interactive technology in own performance

Element:

3. Integrate interactive elements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Implement plan for incorporating interactive technology elements in performance

3.2 Respond to contingencies to maintain the integrity of the performance

3.3 Interact professionally with fellow performers, stage management and other artistic, venue, studio and organisational staff as required

3.4 Take and give cues to contribute to a cohesive performance

Element:

4. Review performances

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess contribution of interactive technology to performance in discussion with appropriate people

4.2 Develop strategies for improving application of interactive technology in future performances


Learning Outcomes


Through this course you will aim to evidence of the ability to:
• explore ways to use interactive technologies
• develop and present at least two technology based interactive music performances, demonstrating the fusion of interactive technology and music performance 
• collaborate with others involved in the performances
• identify ways to improve use of interactive technology.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary that musicians and artists, who use audio software applications and sensor/gesture based electronic instruments, manipulate a performance live.

Interactive technology can be applied in all musical genres and styles, from electronic dance music DJs, to solo or ensemble performances, to experimental sound sculptures and
installations.


Teaching Schedule

Weeks: (Semester 1)Class Content: (Subject to Change)
Class 1Software overview: Ableton Live
- Introduction to Session View
- Audio/MIDI Tracks
Class 2- Midi/Key Learn
      - Learn adjustments
- Quantization (Global/Clip)
- Launch Types
Class 3

- Clip Envelopes
- Legato
- Follow Actions

Class 4Studio Class
Class 5Studio Class
Class 6AT1: Basics - Solo Performance 
Class 7- Instrument Racks
- Macros
Class 8- Simpler
- Sampler
Class 9- Smart Knobs
- Dummy Clips
Class 10Studio Class
Class 11Studio Class
Class 12AT2: Advanced - Group Performance 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist

expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

 

The Learning Lab

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/learning-lab

The Study Support Hub

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/study-support-hub

English for uni workshops

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/workshops/english-uni-


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be through practical project work, involving relevant audio applications and hardware interfaces


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a range of practical

and theory components. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found

on Canvas.

 

This is a Vocational Education and Training qualification and is assessed for

Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the

required knowledge and skills at a standard required in the workplace. To be assessed as

Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory

standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment

task.

 

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with

competency-based assessment are:

 

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

 

ASSESSMENTS:

  1. Basics - Solo Performance (due 8th May 2020)
    Individually, you will plan, deliver and review a basic Ableton Live performance displaying all of the assessment criteria below. The assessment is broken into 3 parts: Production Plan, Performance & Review.
  2. Advanced - Group Performance (due 12th June 2020) Within a group, you will plan, deliver and review a basic Ableton Live performance displaying all of the assessment criteria below. The assessment is broken into 3 parts: Production Plan, Performance & Review.

 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the

relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program

Administration.

Other Information

Attendance:

 

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion,

demonstration and practical exercises

 

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to

engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity

to complete this course successfully.

 

Information about your studies:

 

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about

timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

Assessment:

 

Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to

assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-

exams/assessment

 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

 

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please

refer to the website for more information on this policy.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-

exams/academic-integrity

 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

 

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an

officially accredited qualification).

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to

demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in

the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

 

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or

RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-

credit

 

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