Sound Matters

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Sound Matters

Fall 2020

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: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 9:50am 1/23/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020