December 5, 2007

Lab Tour in St. Paul Campus

Hi all!
I'm sorry for posting this so late! Anyway, let's plan to meet tomorrow at 5:30pm in the St. Paul Student Center. The point is that getting to the lab is a little tricky, so if we all meet in the student center I can walk you to the lab. In order to get to the St Paul Student center you can take the Campus Connector and get down in the last stop. Let's meet in the second floor of the student center, that's where the dining room is.
Juanita will leave the Art Department at around 4:30pm. You can contact her (berri016) if you want and come with her.
My phone number is 612-868-9130, in case you are lost or a little late.

See you all tomorrow!
P.S. Remember to bring sound files and/or things you might like to record.

What is happening tomorrow?

Hi All,

I have not received an email from Alejandro nor did I find anything on the blog regarding where we are meeting in St. Paul @ 5:30. If others have heard and can contact me, or Alejandro himself, that would be great. My email is and phone number is (920)268-6339. Is that secure to put on a blog? Hmmm. Oh well, and Prof Willow, Are you aware if Karen Haselman will be around to assist our class tomorrow with lighting and other aspects of the performance space? And are we presenting project on Tuesday the 11th from 6-10PM. Do I have that right? Help please!

Thanks much,


October 4, 2007

Class on Thursday October 4th

This evening's class provides you unexpected time to continue working on your sound art projects.

Regrettably I am not able to be in class this evening to facilitate the listening of the remaining 1 minute remixes of sounds gathered from the 1 minute sonics of others in the class, nor discuss our readings from Background Noise, nor introduce you to the wonders of working with sound in Room W112.

Before we meet again next week, and before or after you enjoy this evening's gift of time, please prepare by doing the following:

- Post your (2) 1 minute sound files on the blog: the 1 minute site-sound piece and the remix that you composed.

- Reflect on your experience listening to Alvin Lucier's work "I Am Sitting in a Room"
Post your reflection as a series of 3 statements, each describing a distinct moment in your experience of listening to "I Am Sitting in a Room". Make a Blog Post under the category Reflections - I Am Sitting In A Room.

- Make a Blog Post, as a paragraph of text or another form of your choice, in response to the reading in Sound Art. Focus your attention on the relationships between sound art and the emergent audio technologies of the times as explored in this first section of the book, pages ix - 46.

- Begin to consider the sound artist that will be the topic of your presentation. We will set the schedule for presentations next week. For inspiration check out

- Next week's Readings - Read pages 47 - 132 in Background Noise. We will begin our next class with a discussion of the readings to date.

- I will email a set of links that you can use to begin to familiarize yourself with the resources of W112 in preparation for some studio time next week as well.

- and finally to listen to some work by an artist interested in this week's theme of sonification, such as the work of Andrea Polli . I will present her work next week.

September 27, 2007

File Types

Hey all:

I'm trying to download all the sound files from our server & I have a request: Could everyone upload a version of their file in a more accessible format like an mp3 or wav or aiff or something like that? The aup files from audacity are a struggle to open & even with audacity I'm having trouble reading them. Thanks!!

September 19, 2007

Meet at the Weisman Art Museum 9/20

We will begin class next Wednesday with a visit to the SAD Exhibition at the Weisman Art Museum.

While visiting the exhibition, reflect on your experience of sound within the exhibition space as well as the role of sound in the artworks presented in the exhibition.

I will post a blog category for reflections. Post your reflections prior to our class on 9/27.

At 7:00 pm. Piotr Szyhalski, an artist featured in the exhibition SAD, presents a new performance with artistic collaborators investigating sound as history.

We will met at in W123 @ 9pm to listen to the 1 minute sound works created with found sound.

Sound files on "artserve"

The sound folder that we placed in willow2 on the server have been moved to willow3 (Sound Art)

You can use our password to access the sound files that you created last Wednesday with greater ease,