Thursday 10 – 12: Gallery: CUNY – Shifters
Closes February 17th, Open until 6pm
Sound Intervention Assignment due February 21st
Weekend Meet-up: Saturday, 2-4pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2001 – First half of class, sound presentations and Shannon Mattern; Second half of class – visual readings.
Harvestworks digital media arts center
Can we think of sound as an object?
• Idea of materiality of sound (we think of it as something we can consume). Every sound is an actual performance within visible and invisible space. The exploration of sound as a physical object – your body is mediating that experience. Sound is material.
• How do we break down sound into units in order to break down universal language?
• If there is regularity in some sound signals, it represents other creation.
• Sound is a form of protesting the orthodoxy of music.
• Noise vs. music – today, much wider latitude for musicians making art through sound.
• Music was very structured, but there was no formalism/ syntax around sound/ noise.
• Hitler Quote: “We never would have taken Germany, without the loudspeaker.”
• Napoleon Williams – Black Liberation Radio. Started in the 70’s – 90’s.
• 46th & 7th – Sound from vent in Times Square (Max Neuhaus)
• Sum of Days, MoMa
• Bruce Nauman – Raw Materials installation, Tate Modern
• The McGurk Effect
• Bill Fontana: Brooklyn Bridge Sound Sculpture
• UCSD Music Students: Sonorous Bench
• Janet Cardiff & George Miller: Pandemonium
• Alvin Lucier: I am Sitting in a Room (1969)
• Eric Leonardson: Spring Board (1994)
• Christina Kubisch: Electrical Walks (2003)
• New Orleans Sound Map: http://www.opensoundneworleans.com/core
• Radio Aporee: http://www.aporee.org/maps
• Annea Lockwood: A Sound Map of the Danube (2006)
• The FreeSound Project: http://www.freesound.org
• Public Radio Exchange: http://www.prx.org
• Her Noise: Collection of work by women sound artists.
• Synopse – Microsoft Kinnect
• Think conceptually – sound, place, body, etc.; online description of project.
• Mauree Schafer – sound maps