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[MUSI 200] Selected Topics in Music–Disembodied Voices

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MUSI 200



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Selected Topics in Music: Disembodied Voices

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In addition to surveying the evolution and development of sound recording technologies, this class examines the impact that these technologies have on the conception, creation, distribution, policing and evaluation of sound and music.

This class starts with the premise that “The point of recording and reproduction is not to mirror sound but to shape it actively (Jonathan Sterne).” From Edison cylinders and 78s to mp3s and streaming services, the medium of recorded sound has radically and actively transformed, distorted, and helped us to reimagine our sense of self, community, and aesthetic and social possibilities.

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MWF 2:50 PM-3:50 PM

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