This course examines the role of sound and listening in the constitution of culture. Classes will be evenly split between historical and theoretical analysis, on the one hand, and practice-based explorations of sound, on the other. Topics of exploration include: audio technology, sound and space, psychoacoustics, and acoustemology. We will engage these topics through close readings of theoretical texts and through a range of sound-based practices such as field recording, sound walks, spectral analysis, sonic art, and "tutorial diversions.
Feb 05, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Monday/Wednesday 01:30 PM - 02:50 PM
Building TBD, Room TBD