Berlin, Germany

Berlin and the Digital Music Era

when 30 May 2020 - 11 July 2020
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1650

In many ways, Berlin is a center for contemporary electronic music. This is primarily due to the strong connection between technological and aesthetic developments.

Beyond the Berlin perspective, the course examines the current conditions of production and consumption as well as the performance and distribution of music. How do legal/illegal file sharing and streaming services affect listening to music? What is changing in music culture through sampling, remixing, mashup and approaches to interactive music in video games? What opposing trends are out there?

In addition to the joint discussion of texts and film excerpts, excursions also provide an opportunity for an exchange with proven experts in the course subject areas.

At the end of the course, the participants can elaborate on and present a topic (either alone or in a group) of their choice in the context of the general list of topics on the course.

Course leader

Kim Feser

Target group

This course is intended for students of any disciplines. No prior music and technology background is required. The course aims to provide an insight into the relationship between aesthetic, social and technical developments regarding the topic 'Berlin and the Digital Music Age'. It also examines the conditions of the current production methods of electronic music, but does not teach the specific programming or composing of music.

Credits info

6 EC


- Active participation: 40%
- Presentation of a text (lecture with handout): 25%
- Presentation of a chosen topic with a written summary at the end of the course: 35%

Fee info

EUR 1650: course fee
EUR 250: program fee

Early registration discount: -50€ (until April 4, 2020)


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