Seeded composition (advanced)

Leila Adu-Gilmore

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This open electronic music compositional activity is designed as preparation for a university-level final assignment in any style, including electroacoustic music, electronic dance music, hip-hop, and song. Working with a seed requires discipline and creativity, and when used in the context of electronic music, it pushes composers to learn the ins and outs of the platform they are using. In addition, there is also a reflective written element (scratchpad) embedded in this activity, which is intended to percolate students’ creative goals. Finally, this activity is designed to induce a rigorous, fulfilling, and well-paced compositional process for an autonomous yet supported final piece.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Music Technology Cookbook
Subtitle of host publicationReady-Made Recipes for the Classroom
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780197523889
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Composition
  • DAW
  • Dance music
  • Electroacoustic
  • Hip-hop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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