Sound Matters

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Sound Matters
Fall 2023
Taught By: John Roach
Section: A

CRN: 9092

Credits: 3

Sound is a powerful tool that can influence our understanding of space, expand our awareness of materials, and impact the way we receive information. In this hands-on course students engage with sound on many levels considering its role in human experience and creative practice. The course begins with close listening and a focus on the connections between our senses and leads to an exploration of sound as a material that can be analyzed and sculpted like any other. Topics in the course include perception, improvisation, sonification, noise, sound mapping, audio interventions, the sonic properties of materials, listening devices, etc. Readings and audio-visual resources are drawn from fields as diverse as experimental music, science, performance art, and urban planning. Students engage in sound recording, sound editing and execute a site specific sound installation.

Open to: All upper-level university undergraduate degree students. Note: this course is equivalent to PSDS 3703 Sound Matters and, thus, cannot be repeated for credit.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 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: 9:16pm EST 12/8/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 720
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023