Sound Art shapes aesthetic space and time. It is a new media genre that relates to the visual arts and music but is neither music nor visual art. We will investigate the powerful capacity of sound to shift our perception through the experience of listening and the process of producing sound art. A range of creative explorations and technologies will be introduced to engage you in an artistic process of realizing your individual and collaborative ideas with sound.
You and all of the students will be asked to contribute to an evolving database of community resources and personal inspirations. The experience of listening, a series of sonic explorations and sound sketches, an artist presentation, two sound art projects, and one independent project will provide opportunities for you to develop basic fluency with the process of developing your artistic language with sound. A series of readings, responses, and discussions are designed to broaden and deepen your understanding of the emergence and evolving scope of Sound Art.
The collective endeavors of this semester-long investigation will be documented and archived on the course blog through the active participation of all students.
Sound edited by Caleb Kelly
MIT Press, 2011