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Instructor Info:Christoph Cox
Office Extension x5604
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Monday
02:30 PM - 05:20 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 4
Description: This course will take sound and the sonic arts as both an object of inquiry and a provocation for thought. Reading texts by philosophers and cultural theorists, and examining work by composers, sound artists, writers, and filmmakers, we will investigate the ontology of sound and music, the nature of listening, technologies of audio recording and dissemination, time and space in the sonic arts, synaesthesia, and other issues. Each class will involve both discussions of theoretical texts and analysis of sonic art works. Readings by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Russolo, Cage, Cutler, Kittler, Dolar, Serres, Barthes, McCaffery, Deleuze, Goodman, O'Callaghan, and others. Sounds by Lucier, Amacher, Young, Kubisch, Marclay, Fowler, Winderen, De Boer, Kubick & Walsh, Hecker, and others.