Projects: Sound Design

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Projects: Sound Design
Fall 2024
Taught By: Jonathan Zalben
Section: A

CRN: 17167

Credits: 3

Soundscape is, for better or worse, ubiquitous. It exists in coffee shops, dentist's offices, clubs and concert halls and can be anything from ambient forms, urban hip hop and Drum n' Bass, or compositions by Brian Eno or John Cage. Soundscape is multi-formal, from the musical to the cinematic, from the architectural to the biographical. This production course both creates and theorizes soundscape through Soundstaging, which is both the projection of sound into space and the creation of space in sound, each process reciprocally informing the other, in both aural (production) and scholarly work. Production emphasis during the course will be on soundscape design and creation and students are expected to complete projects, using digital audio workstations and multi-track recorders, audio sampling technologies, sequencing and digital audio software. Production work will be accompanied by related readings, and in-class work is divided among listening/analysis and playback/criticism. Readings will include texts by practitioners and scholars such as Bachelard, Cage, Chion, Derrida, Hal Foster, Merleau-Ponty, Schaefer, Paolino Accolla, Norbert Bolz, and Marc Holthof.

Pre-Requisite: Media Practices Audio (NMDS 5576) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 7:42pm EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 805
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/5/2024