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Spring 2021 Music UN3431 section 001
Sensing the Amazon: Song, Sound & Image
Sensing the Amazon
|Day & Time
|Instructor||Fantinato Geo Desiqueira Maria|
|Method of Instruction||On-Line Only|
|Course Description||The Amazon is a big, diverse, and complex region, hard to contain under a sole narrative. This course takes the Amazon as a case study for engaging in sound, song and audiovisual productions as modes of fabricating and perceiving difference, creating with difference, as well imagining and transforming territories. Through texts, audiovisual material, and songs focused mainly on the Brazilian Amazon, as well as material produced by Amazonian peoples of rural|
and urban territories in Brazil, we will examine clashing and coexisting sensorial perceptions and histories of the region. We will critically engage with the ways the region is perceived as forest, resource, and nature at harm. Students will be invited to examine the Amazon as a home to many different social groups whose modes of living question clear cut separations between the city and the forest, and as a cosmopolitan region with diverse cultural articulations of the sacred and the profane. We will analyze sonic and audiovisual products from and about the Amazon in terms of the ethics of their making and the imaginaries they propose and create. This course is open to students from all departments who are interested in the interdisciplinary study of sound, anthropology, media, and film, as well as anyone interested in expanding their critical sociocultural approach to listening.
|Enrollment||4 students (15 max) as of 9:05PM Thursday, September 23, 2021|
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