MEME Ensemble: Microphone as Instrument

MUSC 0221 S01 [CRN: 25511]

In this course, the idea that ‘microphones are instruments’—instruments both capable of extending our perception and of being ‘played’—will guide our explorations. Students will be introduced to microphones and recording techniques designed to capture sound waves traveling through air, liquids, and solids—beginning with in-class experiments and moving to large-scale, site-specific recording projects. Students will compose ‘scores’ for each site, devise recording strategies, and participate actively in each recording session. Participants will also hone their critical listening skills by engaging both historical and contemporary works of sonic art. Enrollment is limited to 12. Permission of instructor is required.
Spring 2018
19:00 - 21:50 Mon - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018