Sonic Arts Week 1

Key resources/reading list:

Key resources

— This list is work in progress from last year.  For those interested in getting historical context for sonic arts, I highly recommend Audio Culture by Cox and Warner.  Many of the texts appear to be available on http://monoskop.org/Monoskop although I’m not sure about the copyright status.

Handouts:

Course outline

Week 1 listening exercise

Week 1 recording exercise

Audacity Worksheet

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Recommended listening

Drone– Eliane Radigue / Glitch – Kim Cascone / Soundscape – Luc Ferrari / Conceptual – Susan Philipsz / Early Electroacoustic Music – Karlheinz Stockhausen & Pierre Schaeffer / Feedback & acoustics – Alvin Lucier / Sound Sculptures – Max Eastly

A playlist of versions of John Cage’s 4’33” – the “silent piece” (more info here):

This is some information on R. Murray Schafer and the notion of soundscape: http://ardisson.net/a/?p=180

And finally, a documentary from the BBC on the notion of silence: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06386cs