Spring 2020: Sound Studies: the anthropology and art of sound experience — MUSI 2090
Mon. Jan 13, 2020 - Tue. Apr 28, 2020 (16 weeks)
Every Tuesday, Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
We combine approaches from sound studies, musicology, anthropology, and composition in order to explore and experience music, sound and artistic practice in their human (and non-human) behavioural contexts. What are the creative, ethical and social dimensions of sound art? What does music composed through animal dreams sound like? How do we imagine and hear the sounds of underwater and atmospheric anthropology? How do sound art, technology and design transform urban space and everyday social and political experience? In answering these and other questions, we investigate local and global sound cultures and trace the ways in which their sounds are sampled, remixed, circulated and experienced.