Introduction to Sound Art class will happen 5 times with additional class as a concert at the end. It is open to the public at all classes. It will happen at Eyebeam Atelier and various places in the city. Each class will have a lead artist, although contents and organizing will be done collaboratively by the artists. Every class will be a mix of lecture and demonstration. Class will begin at 1pm and end around 3pm. Participants will be welcome to stay until 6 to work on the projects. No previous experience will be required, but some classes will be interesting for advanced students as well.
Each classes are meant as demonstration and introduction to concept and techniques of working with sound as art materials. Instructors plan to teach creative perspective about working with sound, rather than specific software or technology. However instructors will have a solid knowledge and preparation to answer most technical questions.
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1. Introduction to Sound art #1(lead: Mike Clemow)
What is sound. field recording. acoustics. music concrete.
Demonstration of using Aduacity to do music concrete techniques.
Will make a depository of sound sources to work with.
2. Physicality of sound (lead: Jamie Allen)
Sound as investigation - Sound as a way of understanding the universe
Basic DIY circuit bending with contact mics and resistors.
Students invited to bring DIY instruments or conductive material to make an ensemble.
3. Introduction to Sound art #2 (lead: Travis Houldcroft)
Laptop as studio. Digital audio. Basic synthesis. Microphones.
Students will bring in sound captured with their own devices, or instruments. Students will present homework.
Intro to Max/ PD
4. Colliding Sounds (lead: Roddy Schrock)
Intro. to the open source sound software SuperCollider. For any artist, sound or otherwise, that wants to learn basics of this sophisticated and free software, specifically in the context of how it can be used in installation contexts (sound triggering, syncing, OSC communication) or creative sample manipulation (buffers, buses, granular synthesis).
5. Politics of noise (lead: Taeyoon Choi)
Lecture/discussion about political nature of noise and public space.
Brief history of noise in the twentieth century and urban development.
Walking tour with field recorder and invented devices.
6. Class concert/ presentation
Evening of sound exploration and experiments with works made by the students of this class. format tbd. Party of the Public School New York - Net Label.