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Spring 2021: Sound Studies-001 - Anthropology & the Art of Sound Experience — MUSI 2090

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Title

Spring 2021: Sound Studies-001 - Anthropology & the Art of Sound Experience — MUSI 2090

When

Mon. Feb 1, 2021 - Thu. May 6, 2021 (14 weeks)
Every Monday, Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

WHERE

Online Course

This course must be taken with RELG 1559 - Contemplative Lab.
 
This class combines creative 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 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? How can vibrations both heal and destroy? In answering these and other questions, this class investigates local and global immersive sound cultures and trace the ways in which their sounds are sampled, remixed, circulated and experienced.
 
Blending critical and contextual work with exciting opportunities for creative practice, this class will interact and collaborate with a range of sound artists and designers.
 
 
No prior musical experience is required.
 
Discussion required
3 Credits
Instructor: Noel Lobley (njl8x@virginia.edu