Discover the exciting world of electroacoustic music and learn to make music with sounds.


Discover the exciting world of sound based music. Learn how recording technology revolutionised music, how sounds work (and what makes each one unique) and explore how composers select and use sounds to create works of sound based music.

Discovering Music All Around Us

Learn how the invention of recording technology opened up the doors to the discovery of a whole new world of musical possibilities. Discover composers who believe music is everywhere and those who seek to make music out of everyday objects.

This is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the world of sound based music.

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Properties of Sounds

Find out about the characteristics and musical parameters of sounds. Learn how to distinguish between different sounds and to identify the characteristics that we listen out for in music.

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Organising Sounds

Explore the different styles of sound based music, from the abstract to the recognisable, and introduce yourself to compositional approaches for organising sound.

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The Science of Sounds

Explore the inner workings of sound.
How do sounds work? Where do they come from? How are we able to hear them? What happens when you record a sound? and more.

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