Event Title

The Los Angeles Beat Scene: Using MIDI Tracing as a Framework for Transcription, Analysis, and Creation

Presenter Information

Alex Frank, Oberlin CollegeFollow

Location

King Building 327

Start Date

4-29-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

MIDI tracing is a process that uses digital audio workstation software to recreate or “trace” a song or beat by comparing it to the original audio track. The model of MIDI tracing can be used on its own as a means of transcription, as a basis for analysis, and as an educational tool. I propose the use of MIDI tracing as a framework to understand popular electronic music, specifically in the context of Los Angeles’ diverse “beat scene.”

Notes

Session I, Panel 3 - Being, Becoming, and Beats: Meditations On Musical Meanings
Moderator: Ben Geyer, Visiting Instructor of Music Theory

Major

Musical Studies

Advisor(s)

Jennifer Fraser, Ethnomusicology; Anthropology

Project Mentor(s)

Jennifer Fraser, Ethnomusicology; Anthropology

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 2:30 PM

The Los Angeles Beat Scene: Using MIDI Tracing as a Framework for Transcription, Analysis, and Creation

King Building 327

MIDI tracing is a process that uses digital audio workstation software to recreate or “trace” a song or beat by comparing it to the original audio track. The model of MIDI tracing can be used on its own as a means of transcription, as a basis for analysis, and as an educational tool. I propose the use of MIDI tracing as a framework to understand popular electronic music, specifically in the context of Los Angeles’ diverse “beat scene.”