Readings

 Reading #1 (Due 1/11)

Readings:
1) R. Murray Schafer: Introduction to “The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World”
Link: http://quote.ucsd.edu/sed/files/2014/01/schafer_1.pdf

2) Luigi Russolo: The Art of Noises
Link:  http://www.artype.de/Sammlung/pdf/russolo_noise.pdf

3) Walter Murch – Stretching Sound to Help the Mind See
Link: http://filmsound.org/murch/stretching.htm 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces:  Reading Response 1 

Reading #2 (Due 1/18)

Readings:
1) Chris Reider: What is Sound Art?
Link: http://soundthroughbarriers.com/definition.html

2) Tate Gallery London: What is Sound Art?
Link:  http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain-tate-modern/soundwork/sonic-trails/sound-art 

3) Wikipedia: What is Sound Art?
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_art 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 2

Reading #3 (Due 1/23)

Readings:
1) Thom Holmes: In Praise of Hugh Davies
Link: http://thomholmes.com/Noise_and_Notations/Noise_and_Notations_Blog/Entries/2013/12/15_In_Praise_of_Hugh_Davies_and_the_International_Catalog_of_Electronic_Music.html

Not Required: The link that Tom Holmes mentions in his article is incorrect.  Here is an updated link (you do not need to read this): https://archive.org/stream/InternationalElectronicMusicCatalog/EMR2_3_djvu.txt

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 3

 

Reading #4 (Due 1/25)

Readings:
1) Roger Beardsley and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson: A Brief History of Sound Recording
Link: http://www.charm.rhul.ac.uk/history/p20_4_1.html 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 4

Reading #5 (Due 1/30)

Readings:
1) Steve Schoenherr for AES: Recording Technology History
Link: http://www.aes.org/aeshc/docs/recording.technology.history/notes.html

2) Lisa Harries Schumann, Lecia Rosenthal: Magic on the Air, Attempt at a Radio Grotesque by Hans Flesch
Link: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/597556/pdf 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 5

 

Reading #6 (Due 2/1)

Readings:
1) David Katz: A beginner’s guide to Scientist, dub reggae’s experimental genius
Link: http://www.factmag.com/2015/07/14/a-beginners-guide-to-scientist/

2) Brian Eno: The Studio as a Compositional Tool
Link: http://music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/interviews/downbeat79.htm

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 6

Reading #7 (Due 2/6)

Readings:
1) Dariusz Roberte: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: A critical analysis of the film score (WATCH THE MOVIE OVER THE WEEKEND!!!)
Link: http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/amk/doc/0108.html

2) Jason Kottke: The original score for 2001: A Space Odyssey
Link: http://kottke.org/14/12/the-original-score-for-2001-a-space-odyssey 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 7

 

Reading #8 (Due 2/8)

Readings:
1) BOOK REVIEW DUE

Reading #9 (Due 2/13)

Readings:
1) Vera Wyse Munro (1897-1966) the pioneering New Zealand ham radio broadcaster
Link: http://verawysemunro.nz/Biography 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 9

 

Reading #10 (Due 2/15)

Readings:
1) Michel Chion: Chapter 4 of Audio-Vision, The Audiovisual Scene
Link: https://monoskop.org/images/6/6d/Chion_Michel_Audio-Vision.pdf

 Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 10

 

Reading #11 (Due 2/22)

Readings:
1) Interview with Maryanne Amarcher
Link: http://raraspeaks.tumblr.com/post/316070088

2) Interview with Paul DeMarinis
Link: http://www.artpractical.com/feature/interview_with_paul_demarinis/ 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 11

Reading #12 (Due 2/27)

Readings:
1) John Oswald: Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative
Link: http://www.plunderphonics.com/xhtml/xplunder.html 

Response/Deliverable:
Fill out this form after reading the pieces: Reading Response 12

 

Reading #13 (Due 3/1)

Readings:
1) AMEN Break Musician Finally Gets Paid
Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34785551

2) Tonya M. Evans: A Brief History of Copyright Law
Link: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1500&context=iplj 

Response/Deliverable:
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Reading #14 (Due 3/6)

ONLY DO THIS ASSIGNMENT IF YOU ARE TAKING THE CLASS FOR 4 UNITS!

Readings (Choose 1):

1) Automatic Encoding of Polyphonic Melodies in Musicians and Non-musicians (Dr. Takako Fujioka) http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/089892905774597263

2) Tuned to the Senses: An Archaeoacoustic Perspective on Ancient Chavín (Dr. Miriam Kolar)
http://theappendix.net/issues/2013/7/tuned-to-the-senses-an-archaeoacoustic-perspective-on-ancient-chavin

3) Principles for Designing Computer Music Controllers (Perry Cook) http://soundlab.cs.princeton.edu/publications/prc_chi2001.pdf

4) A PHYSICALLY-INFORMED, CIRCUIT-BENDABLE, DIGITAL MODEL OF THE ROLAND TR-808 BASS DRUM CIRCUIT (Kurt James Werner, Jonathan S. Abel, Julius O. Smith III)

http://www.dafx14.fau.de/papers/dafx14_kurt_james_werner_a_physically_informed,_ci.pdf

Response/Deliverable:
Research Paper Response