Sound Sculpture as Instrument

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Sound Sculpture as Instrument
Spring 2023
Taught By: MV Carbon
Section: A

CRN: 11819

Credits: 4

This course focuses on the design and creation of sculptural musical instruments using objects and materials supplemented by electronics. Hands-on creative work interleaves with seminar discussions of readings on the history and craft of experimental musical instruments, from Luigi Russolo’s “intonarumori” to MSHR’s Knotted Gate Presence Weave. Topics of study include sound propagation, the acoustics of spaces and materials, musical instrument classification systems, and the technical aspects of sound objects and environments such as amplification and resonance. A primary focus will be the relationship between form and function of musical instruments and their application to art and performance. Students will collaborate in a final musical performance with their hand-made creations.

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: 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: 8:16am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 050
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023