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FYSE1281

Experiments in Sound

Experiments in Sound
In acoustics, scientists experiment with sound; avant-garde musicians claim to do the same. How do these two endeavors overlap and differ? What is a successful experiment? How does one cultivate a culture of experimentation? What are its benefits? With readings in science, music criticism, and philosophy, we will explore these questions. In addition to writing papers, students will conduct their own experiments, create and perform experimental music, and organize a large group project combining scientific and musical experiments. No formal science or music background is necessary, though students must be willing to make weird noises in public places. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART CW PHL

Sections

Fall 2009

FYSE1281A-F09 Seminar (Khalifa)