Aims & Objectives...
This course aims to study sounds which go beyond notes and notation, as they have been developed throughout the 20th century with the advent of new recording and diffusing technologies. The exploration of various theories of structure and processing of sounds, as well as critical listening and survey of artistic practices in sonic art is aimed at extending listening skills and at developing a critical language and technique to describe sonic creations within their cultural and historical context. By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of issues and theories, which at the core of sonic arts.


Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to...


re-produce general accounts of histories of the sounds



apply issues concerning music, sounds, noise into creative works



recount the variety of expansion of sounds, instruments and notations



do practical experimentation in notational-systems


develop listening attitudes and discursive abilities



to write about music, sound and noises



compose sounds in space