By John Bear, Westword | Electronic music has come a long way in seventy years, since the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer in Australia made history as one of the first computers to chirp out a crude tune in 1951. These days, aspiring EDM and hip-hop producers in their basements now have access to an infinite number of instruments and ways to combine and manipulate them with the click of a button.
Even the University of Colorado Denver is offering students a focus in what academics have dubbed the Electronic Digital Instrument — an ever-evolving combination of computers, MIDI controllers, software, keyboards and beyond — as a focus available to students within the College of Arts and Media. So far, instructors have come up with four courses that can be incorporated into a variety of four-year degrees the university offers in music. EDI students also study music theory, history and ear training.
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