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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Introduction & Analytical Concepts

This module introduces the four co-teachers of the course (Lasch, Clayton, Hinke, Hopkins), along with five analytical concepts that we will use throughout its sections and projects: Frequency, Perspective, Material Frame, Time Frame, and Concurrency. These concepts are designed to encompass a wide range of acoustic phenomena within spatial and social experience. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Analytical Concepts9m
Reading2 readings
Course Structure10m
Course Information and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Analytical Concepts10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Elements of Sound and Social Practices

This lesson expands on specific terms or ‘sound elements’ that include tuning, resonance, silence, improvisation, rhythm, synchronization, duration, and timbre. It also addresses traditional tools in sound production, from musical instruments to sampling, auto-tunes, and other more recent technologies. The module concludes by exploring the role of sound in specific non-musical social settings and practices, such as clapping, fan culture, sports, traffic jams, mass demonstrations, and more....
Reading
10 videos (Total 110 min), 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Silenced Voices, Improvisation & Instruments12m
Timbre, Rhythm & Synchronization8m
Duration, Streaming & the Studio as Instrument9m
Demonstrations & Fan Culture13m
The Sound of Athletes & Traffic10m
Social Conventions & Sound Rules9m
Air Horn Orchestra with Tina Haver Currin9m
Bands & Socially Engaged Art with Jen Delos Reyes12m
Sound Art & Protest Recordings with Christopher DeLaurenti15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Elements of Sound and Social Practices20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Project: Playing with Sound Rules

The practical component of this section is optional, asking learners to choose a space with specific ‘sound rules’ and change or alter these rules through actual experimentation....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 quiz
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

NOTATION, HOW MUSIC TRAVELS & PUBLIC SPACE

This lesson begins by focusing on the relationship between experimental practices and scores or notation systems. It also examines how sound has been used and understood by artists in specific urban contexts, such as ports, train stations, and airports, as well as rural settings, including forests, gardens, and the wider landscape. We conclude with an examination of how sound and music travel, be it through the populations who produce it, or the objects and digital files that are used to record and share it....
Reading
8 videos (Total 85 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
How Sound Travels9m
Buildings & Urban Spaces15m
Transit Sites & Rural Spaces16m
The Garage & Found Metal Ensemble with Scott Lindroth9m
The Sound of Electromagnetic Waves with Christina Kubisch7m
Materializing & Sonification of Movement with Matthew Kenney6m
Auditory Architecture with Thomas Kusitzky7m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Notations, How Music Travels, and Public Space20m
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By EJNov 7th 2018

This is a very good course, the best in the Art of the MOOC series.

By EMJun 10th 2018

Super interesting - lots of info that was new to me.

Instructors

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Pedro Lasch

Visual Artist and Associate Research Professor
Duke Art, Art History & Visual Studies
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Candice Hopkins

Documenta 14 Curator, Producer, and Author
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Jace Clayton

Composer, DJ, Author, and Lecturer
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Mathias Hinke

Composer, Researcher, and Professor University of the Arts (UdK) - Berlin

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