Soundwalking & Field Recording

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Soundwalking & Field Recording

Spring 2022

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 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 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: 5:22pm 6/29/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 404

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022