In this course we make audio and video art that examines the interplay between music and technology since the dawn of sound reproduction and especially in the digital age. Embracing new technologies ourselves we use the popular powerful music software Ableton Live to explore new techniques and idioms for storytelling by composing a series of etudes or studies in particular media forms. These etudes can accommodate novice experimentation or virtuoso programming while offering shared conceptual ground to all. Students develop a familiarity with the history of sound media while cultivating competencies in audio and video editing sampling and arranging mixing and remixing as well as in critical listening writing and discussion.
Harvard Division of Continuing Education
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