Sound and Vision

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Sound and Vision

Fall 2022

Taught By: Leo Goldsmith

Section: AX

CRN: 14423

Credits: 4

Since the emergence of talking pictures in the late 1920s, the formal unity of sonic and visual media has become conventionalized and is often overlooked. And yet, the ways in which images and sounds complement, corroborate, or contest one another in audiovisual media remains an important topic for consideration at the level of both aesthetics and politics. This course probes these questions, investigating the ways in which both looking and listening closely to media objects might engender new forms of subjectivity and relation to the world. Touching on the work of an array of artists (such as Robert Bresson, the Black Audio Film Collective, Pauline Oliveros, Dario Argento, Fritz Lang, and Dziga Vertov) and theorists (Adorno, Fanon, Spivak, Michel Chion), this course examines interrelations of sound and image through a range of media topics and contexts, including city symphonies, musical scoring, sampling/remix aesthetics, foley art, ventriloquism, the development of early film sound, experimental radio, and EDM. [M & S tracks]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:04am EST 11/26/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022