SOUN 316 S031K: Sonic Environments + Objects

This studio course provides students with practical and conceptual skills to incorporate sound into installations and/or creation of sound based sculpture. Unlike recorded sound pieces that have a final static form, projects in this class may interact to external conditions, changes in the environment, or data obtained remotely. Environmental sound, acoustics, architecture, binaural/3D sound, locative media and how sound can effect or define space will be explored. Building of sound objects or sculptures, that may incorporate robotics, structural design acoustics, conventional experimental musical instruments and sound-making objects, will also be investigated. Students will explore sculptural issues, as well as the tools that aid in producing creative programming environments. Hardware devices as interface devices will be explored such as Microsoft Kinect, midi controllers, and webcam with computer vision analysis.

Course content: 

Topics: Sonic Objects and Environments

This studio course navigates the space between sound and sculpture, where physical materials and audible vibrations meet and interact. Drawing from material research, media theory, sound art/installation, and experimental music, students will learn about acoustics, sound systems, basic electronics, microphones, and speakers. In addition to workshops and projects, we will also look at the histories of sound sculpture and experimental sound practices, attending to the intermedial and often disruptive potential in sound, noise, and listening.

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits

Additional comments: 
HYBRID course. CC-K with SCLP 312 S031K.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 10-Apr 23
15:40:00-18:30:00
T C1249 MAIN
Jan 10-Apr 23
15:40:00-18:30:00
T D1347 MAIN
Jan 10-Apr 23
15:40:00-18:30:00
T D1357 MAIN
Jan 10-Apr 23
15:40:00-18:30:00
T VCHAT ONLN