Sound Sculpture as Instrument

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Sound Sculpture as Instrument

Fall 2022

Taught By: MV Carbon

Section: A

CRN: 14425

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: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 7:14pm EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 050

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022