GR6078: Strange Resonances, Close Listening | J. Pemberton

Undergraduate and Graduate Seminar
W 2:10-4PM

How does one live with sound and move within worlds of sound? In pursuit of this question the course explores: soundscapes and sound arts; echoes of audible pasts and resonances of auditory cultures; sound and the uncanny; repetitive listening in the age of electronic reproduction, ethereal transmissions, and audio-vision; sounds at the edges of listening with experimental music and sonic installations.  Sound, chambers, noise, feedback, voice, resonance, silence: from the sirens of the Odyssey, to compositional figures ala John Cage, to contemporary everyday acoustical encounters, if one were to really listen, closely, how might one write about sound?  How might one rethink the ties between sound and image? 

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