Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 244 Sound Studies, Music, and Sound Arts

This introduction to the variety of sound-based methods of investigation and creative expression includes explorations of sound in our environment, sound as data for understanding cultural and ecological environments, and the use of found and human-made sounds for creating and performing music. Global, historical, and philosophical perspectives on sound and sound art are studied as resources for creating our own forms of sound art, music notations, and the construction of sound worlds for further exploration. Assignments include reflection on the sounds one hears and does not hear in contrasting locations, the creation of a musical instrument using found and recycled objects, experiments with visual representations of music compositions building upon the sounds of the found objects, performance of others’ compositions, and critique of contemporary experimental sound installations.