Sound and Vision

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture & Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Sound and Vision
Fall 2023
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 & Media (CAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (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: 5:56am EST 12/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 9/1/2023 - 12/15/2023