Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures course readings (Macquarie Uni)

MUS211://Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures/
Semester 1/ 2005/ Unit Outline
Department of Contemporary Music Studies. Division of Humanities, Macquarie University.

Course Description
MUS211 builds an analytical framework for understanding electronic, digital and dance music by
investigating the history, technologies and cultures that have contributed, evolved and collapsed into
contemporary movements and genres. Case studies highlight the interaction of Hip Hop and Dance
Music at local, national and international levels, and shows how the blending of place and identity
within these genres is aided and constructed by the use of technology.