Instrument, Installation, Interface: Building Sound

MUSI
GR
6249
Course Level: 
Graduate
Prerequisites: 
permission of instructor
Credits: 
3

This course will address hands-on making through creative projects reinforced with critical and historical readings to contextualize work. Coursework will explore fabrication, gears and motors, homemade instruments, 3d printing, amplifiers and transducers, circuit bending, and getting comfortable soldering and reading circuits. The course engages creative uses of audio technology within and beyond the concert hall, instrumental acoustics and organology, and movement, gesture, and space as elements of structuring sound work. Fluency, trouble-shooting, and self-reliance regarding basic audio hardware, signal flow, and technical requirements for supporting the addition of amplification, fixed media, or interactive electronics to sound work will be a focus throughout. We’ll explore instrument building and modification, installation design and construction, and physical interfaces to software instruments through hands-on projects supported by readings and repertoire and will culminate in a creative project of your own design.

Current / Future Offerings

Spring 2021 – Section 001

Call Number: 
12315
Day & Time: 
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
Location: 
320H Prentis Hall
Instructor: 

Past Offerings

Spring 2020 – Section 001

Day & Time: 
M 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: 
324 Prentis Hall
Instructor: