MusicMUSC 206E Experimental Sound Practices

Examines different sonic practices, challenging culturally pre-formed definitions of music (and how music is experienced). Students familiarize themselves with critical theoretical writings on modern and postmodern theories and sound studies and by studying closely the work of various sound artists and composers. Questions posed include: What were the conditions and attitudes that have sparked and shaped experimental attitudes? How has the development of audio technologies changed how we listen and create sound-based work? What propels someone to experimentation? What are the social and cultural implications of experimental work? How do you experiment in your work?


Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.



Quarter offered



Michelle Lou