Audiovisual Composition

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Audiovisual Composition

Spring 2020

Taught By: Joseph Diebes

Section: A

CRN: 5606

Credits: 4

In this course students will create unconventional sound designs, musical scores, and voice-overs for found footage, experimenting with compositional techniques that are irreducibly audiovisual. To stimulate this work, we will critically examine a number of ideas, films, and sound art projects including: the audio-driven film essays of the Black Audio Film Collective, the soundwalks of Janet Cardiff, theories of audiovisual montage from early Soviet cinema, and Jean-Luc Godard’s complex and musically constructed histoire(s) du cinema. One of the course’s central objectives will be to identify, question, and sonically disrupt some of the social and political assumptions embedded in mainstream uses of sound, and to think about new audiovisual possibilities in the online environment. As the class will not involve technical instruction, students must already have experience using at least one sound and/or video editing program such as Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie, Ableton, ProTools, or Logic.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 11:51am 8/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020