Experimental Electronic Music in Britain

When and Where

20 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 (20 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 17:30 - 19:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Robin Warren
Course code

What you will learn

Form Daphne Oram to Brian Eno, this course will explore the impact and evolution of this art form and its impact on society and music making in the 20th and 21st century. Discover Britain’s amateur tape mavericks of the past and DIY electronic musicians of the present. Learn about the UK’s electro-acoustic, ambient, and synthesis pioneers and what equipment and techniques they use to create ground-breaking sounds. Investigate the impact that sounds from the streets and raves have had on modern experimental electronic music in Britain today.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Deepen your understanding of experimental electronic music terminology, chronology and the evolution of equipment used.
  • Understand the context and history of early experimental electronic music in Britain
  • Show awareness of different contemporary movements such as: experimental rave music, afrofuturism, IDM, laptop improvisation.
  • Develop critical thinking and analysis around the music, the various styles and movements.

Class format and activities

Class discussion of listening assignments
Taking notes during lectures and audio-visual presentations
Individual projects

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements


What you need to know before you enrol


What you will need for your class

Note book
Portable USB memory device

What you can do next

Sound Art 1 or 2
Creative Field Recording &Soundscape Composition
Electronic Music Producer 2
Sound Synthesis
Logic Pro