• Space and Place in Sound and Music Studies

    Author(s):
    Andrew Eisenberg (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Historical musicology, Sound art
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    music, music and place, Soundscapes, Sound
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GD5H
    Abstract:
    NYU graduate seminar in music. Music-GA 2199-002. Version: Spring 2017. Course Overview Sound and space are intimately and inextricably linked--perhaps especially when that sound is of the special sort we call “music.” In this seminar we will chart a path through the eclectic, multidisciplinary literature on sound and space, by isolating key spatialities that have been explored by scholars in relation to sound and music, such as the virtual, ecology, place, and circulation. We will give special emphasis to place, delving deeply into issues of music and emplacement and what Steven Feld has termed the “acoustemology of place.” Course assignments will challenge you to engage with theoretical concepts at various levels of abstraction. You will be asked to grapple with philosophical questions of sound, music, space, and place on their own terms, and then to connect these questions to more worldly concerns like climate change, gun violence, or the plight of refugees.
    Notes:
    NYU, Department of Music. Spring 2017.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
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