Fall 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Gresham-Lancaster, Scott
Discipline and Number
ATEC 6335 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Research in Sound Design

Description of Course:

This class is an introduction to Sound Art that aims to address this topic for various audiences and at different levels:
-For musicians and music producers: one of the goals is to provide them with new tools and concepts applicable to their practice in composition, music analysis and performance.
-For visual artists: one of the goals is to identify various relationships between sound, music and images.
-For sound designers: one of the goals is to develop and extend their practices in sound creation and sound design.
-For researchers working with large data sets and hoping to expand the sensory examination of that data using the techniques of data Sonificaton
-For all audiences the class will provide students with hands-on practice and experimentation in: sound recording (musical instruments, objects, voices, ambiances); sound processing and real-time sound processing (using Soundtrack Pro, Audacity, Photosounder, Spear, Pure Data, Logic Express, MetaSynth); and sound diffusion.
-For all audiences, the class will be the place for developing a consistent and documented collaborative exchange on the musical and sonic experience from the listener’s standpoint. For this purpose, and to alleviate the differences in students’ background regarding musical theory and analysis, the class will use non-conventional systems to analyze music:

Required Texts:

Cook, Perry Music, cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to PschoAcoutics MIT press, 2001
Dyson, Esther Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture Univ. of California Press, 2009
Farnell, Andy Designing Sound MIT Press, 2010
Schafer, R. Murray. The Soundscape: the Tuning of the World. Rochester, VT: Destiny, 1993.

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