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Fall 2021 Music GU4810 section 001
Sound: Foundations

Call Number 10403
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
320H Prentis Hall at 632 W 125th St
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Seth Cluett
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This foundational course in sound will begin by exploring how listening happens as well the tools necessary capture and present that listening. Through hands-on experimentation and demonstration, this seminar will examine both the technical and semiotic use of sound as amaterial within creative practice. Fundamental studio techniques will be explored including soldering for building cables, microphones, and loudspeakers. We will also explore the building blocks of analog and digital processes for the creation of sound, including microphones (types, patterns, and placement), basic synthesis, and techniques for recording, mixing, editing, and mastering. Through creative projects that implement these skills we will learn by doing. We will study theories of sound and listening that determine or are determined by technology, from the physical and social dimensions of the sounds we use to create, language (sound as a symbol or object), acoustics (sound in space), acousmatics (sound without a visual reference), and psycho-acoustics (sound as cognitive process). This class assumes no prior knowledge or technical skill. Some reading will be assigned and we will look and listen to a lot of work, students are encouraged to participate actively in discussions.
Web Site Vergil
Department Music
Enrollment 16 students (19 max) as of 9:12PM Monday, November 29, 2021
Subject Music
Number GU4810
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20213MUSI4810W001

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