Informações sobre o curso
Students of this course may try their hand at their own sound interventions and musical compositions, or simply focus on learning more about diverse musical traditions, sonic experimentation, and acoustic phenomena in everyday life. Designed by artist and Duke professor, Pedro Lasch, and UdK composer Mathias Hinke, this course is also co-taught by scholar and musician Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture) and curator Candice Hopkins (Documenta 14). The lectures link major artistic developments of recent decades to wider ideas about sound in specific social and spatial contexts. Also included are guest presentations from key thinkers and practitioners, like: Christopher DeLaurenti, Jen Delos Reyes, Tina Haver Currin, Quran Karriem, Christina Kubisch, Thomas Kusitzky, Scott Lindroth, Mark Anthony Neal, Bill Seaman, and John Supko. As the ‘ART of the MOOC’ title implies, learners and participants are encouraged to treat the MOOC itself as a public art medium. This happens mostly through the course’s optional practical components, local project productions, global exchanges, and critical feedback. While no prior sound production or musical experience is required, projects also offer challenging options for advanced learners. For other course offerings or language versions in this series, just search 'ART of the MOOC' in the Coursera catalog.
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Introduction & Analytical Concepts

This module introduces the four co-teachers of the course (Lasch, Clayton, Hinke, Hopkins), along with five analytical concepts that we will use throughout its sections and projects: Frequency, Perspective, Material Frame, Time Frame, and Concurrency. These concepts are designed to encompass a wide range of acoustic phenomena within spatial and social experience. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Analytical Concepts9m
Reading2 readings
Course Structure10m
Course Information and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Analytical Concepts10m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Elements of Sound and Social Practices

This lesson expands on specific terms or ‘sound elements’ that include tuning, resonance, silence, improvisation, rhythm, synchronization, duration, and timbre. It also addresses traditional tools in sound production, from musical instruments to sampling, auto-tunes, and other more recent technologies. The module concludes by exploring the role of sound in specific non-musical social settings and practices, such as clapping, fan culture, sports, traffic jams, mass demonstrations, and more....
Reading
10 videos (Total 110 min), 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Silenced Voices, Improvisation & Instruments12m
Timbre, Rhythm & Synchronization8m
Duration, Streaming & the Studio as Instrument9m
Demonstrations & Fan Culture13m
The Sound of Athletes & Traffic10m
Social Conventions & Sound Rules9m
Air Horn Orchestra with Tina Haver Currin9m
Bands & Socially Engaged Art with Jen Delos Reyes12m
Sound Art & Protest Recordings with Christopher DeLaurenti15m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Elements of Sound and Social Practices20m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Project: Playing with Sound Rules

The practical component of this section is optional, asking learners to choose a space with specific ‘sound rules’ and change or alter these rules through actual experimentation....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 quiz

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

NOTATION, HOW MUSIC TRAVELS & PUBLIC SPACE

This lesson begins by focusing on the relationship between experimental practices and scores or notation systems. It also examines how sound has been used and understood by artists in specific urban contexts, such as ports, train stations, and airports, as well as rural settings, including forests, gardens, and the wider landscape. We conclude with an examination of how sound and music travel, be it through the populations who produce it, or the objects and digital files that are used to record and share it....
Reading
8 videos (Total 85 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
How Sound Travels9m
Buildings & Urban Spaces15m
Transit Sites & Rural Spaces16m
The Garage & Found Metal Ensemble with Scott Lindroth9m
The Sound of Electromagnetic Waves with Christina Kubisch7m
Materializing & Sonification of Movement with Matthew Kenney6m
Auditory Architecture with Thomas Kusitzky7m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Notations, How Music Travels, and Public Space20m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Project: Erase the Sound of a Space

The practical component is optional, inviting learners to ‘erase a sound in space’ through a range of possible strategies....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 quiz

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

LISTENING AS PRACTICE, GLOBAL FORMS & THE SOUND OF THE NET

This lesson provides an overview of the methods and ideas from different schools of listening. It also presents a critical examination of the term ‘world music’ and how it has evolved in relation to economic and cultural globalization. With this global perspective in mind, the concluding portions of our lectures are dedicated to acoustic experience and musical experimentation on the net, the radio, cellular networks, and various social media, including all of the glitches, accidents, and failures we associate with these platforms. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 98 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Anthropocene & Listening Case Studies13m
Global Forms13m
Sound of the Net, Plunderphonics & Brain Opera12m
Social Media, GPS, Sonic Bikes & ASMR13m
Black Culture & Global Music with Mark Anthony Neal11m
Collaboration & Generative Aesthetics with Bill Seaman & John Supra15m
"Endings" Project & Interactive Compositions with Quran Karriem8m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Listening as Practice, Global Forms, & the Sound of the Net20m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Project: Experiment with Failure

The practical component of this module is optional, asking learners to produce their own experiment with media and technical failure....
Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 1 quiz

8

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Open Project

This module is optional and only for those who wish to put what they learned from the course into one final project that is more open and ambitious in scale. Two options are given for this, one being your most ambitious project, and the other based on the creation and use of your own musical instruments....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 quiz
Video1 videos
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By EMJun 10th 2018

Super interesting - lots of info that was new to me.

Instructors

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Pedro Lasch

Visual Artist and Associate Research Professor
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Candice Hopkins

Documenta 14 Curator, Producer, and Author
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Jace Clayton

Composer, DJ, Author, and Lecturer
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Mathias Hinke

Composer, Researcher, and Professor University of the Arts (UdK) - Berlin

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