Course detail

Sound Art 1

FaVU-1ZT-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

Selected chapters from soud-art. Sound-art as a bordering area between a musical piece, an object, installation, and performance. Examples, analysis, discussion. Practices leading to the improvement of the ability to listen and hear music. Field recording. Experimental sound-art. Contemporary scene. Preparing one's own sound project.

Department

Section of AV technology (KAT)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Overview of the history and aspects of sound-art, sound ecology, field- recording, and experimental sound making. They will learn about the crucial works and artists. Listening. Analysis.

Prerequisites

None.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Salome Voegelin: Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art
Alan Licht, Jim O' Rourke. Sound Art: Beyon Music, Between Categories.
Raymond Murray Schaffer, The tuning of the world
Robin Minard, Sound installation art
Pierre Schaeffer, Konkrétní hudba
Michal Rataj, Elektroakustická hudba a vybrané koncepty radioartu
Lenka Dohnalová, Estetické modely evropské elektroakustické hudby a elektroakustická hudba v ČR
Jozef Cseres, Michal Murin, Od analogového k digitálnímu... Nové pohlady na nové umenia v audiovizuálnom veku
Trevor Wishart, On Sonic Art
John Cage, Composition In Retrospect
Brandon LaBelle , Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art
Thomas Bey William Bailey, Micro-bionic: Radical Electronic Music and Sound Art in the 21st Century [Paperback]
Bjorn Hellstrom, Modelling of Sound in Public Spaces

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

credit: attendance, test, a written conception of the prepared sound work

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Freeing the sound. Concepts, manifestos, works, and representatives of futurism and musique concrete. Listening, discussion.
2) Soundscapes – introduction to the concept of soundscapes and the issues of sound ecology. R.M. Schefer. Listetning walks, field-recording, listening practices.
3) Electro-acoustic sound art. The impact of new technologies on sound aesthetics. Electronic music – artificial and popular. The roots of independent dance music. The contemporary scene. Listening, discussion.
4) Sound installations. Important personalities (Bernhard Leitner, Bill Fontana, Ryoji Ikeda).

Aims

During the winter semeester, we will focus on the history of sound art and theoretical aspects of soud art in the wides scope. Students will be encouraged to develop their critical and analytical listening skills and sound perception. We will record on site (outdoors) and students will prepare their own sound composition.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in seminaries is mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch () , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AGD2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch APD , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AGD1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AM2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AM3 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AS2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AKG , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AM1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AS1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AMU , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AFO , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch APE , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch ATD , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AIN , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning