The course will operate using a lecture/extended lab-critique paradigm.
Lectures will be given during a two-hour meeting each week, to be followed
by longer, informal studio sessions intended to focus on specific student
concerns. The course will start from an historical perspective, taking
a critical look at past meldings of audio and video. The course will
then move to a series of "case study" discussions of new methodologies
available for sound/image interaction. Concomitant with this shift to
present practice, students will be required to develop -- alone or in
small-group collaborations -- projects that will meld the auditory and
visual aspects of artistic expression. These projects will then provide
focal points for commentary and broader intellectual perspective during
the latter part of the class.
Jointly offered by the Department of Music and the School of the Arts,
this course allows students from various creative disciplines to explore
interdisciplinary paradigms for artistic expression made possible by
new and emerging technologies. In particular, this course will focus
upon the intersection of the digital image (static and moving) with
digital audio. An historical perspective will provide a foundation for
the development of integrated artworks. These finished works will be
the ultimate goal of the class.
The class meets from 11:30-1:30 PM on Tuesdays, in the Digital Media
Center (301 Dodge).