Soundwalking & Field Recording

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Soundwalking & Field Recording
Spring 2023
Taught By: Dafna Naphtali
Section: AX

CRN: 11818

Credits: 4

The course investigates soundwalking and field recording as environmental artistic practices. The course surveys the historical, philosophical, and technological developments of this art, from the influential contributions of John Cage and Pauline Oliveros and the creative innovations of Hildegard Westerkamp to many recent and current artists working in this area. Course topics include electronic music, sound art, materiality, phonology, psychogeography, and various kinds of interactive media design. Through weekly readings, listening assignments, and regular field trips, students will explore conventional and experimental listening techniques, significant historical works, and planning and production processes to make field recordings and create original soundwalks. Students will present their creative work in a final public forum or a performance. Previous study of electronic music and/or experience working with DAWs is recommended.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 8:38am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 050
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023