Fall 2023 Sound Arts AV4000 section 001

SOUND:Music, Math, and Mind

SOUND:Music, Math, and Mi

Call Number 10677
Day & Time
Location
R 6:10pm-8:00pm
320H Prentis Hall at 632 W 125th St
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor David L Sulzer
Type STUDIO
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course is a detailed and hands-on (ears-on) exploration of the fundamental physical, physiological, and psychological aspects of sound. Topics covered include sound waves and their physical nature, the propagation and speed of sound in different mediums, geological and other non-living sound sources, animal and insect sound generating strategies, sound perception mechanisms and abilities in different species, the physiology of human hearing and the structure of the human ear, psycho-acoustics and human sound perception, sonic illusions and tricks of the ear.

In-class experiments and research make up the majority of the class. Each student will design and lead at least one experiment/demo session. Students also respond to creative weekly prompts about sound topics on courseworks.

We also have visits with a number of special guests during the term.

Web Site Vergil
Department Visual Arts
Enrollment 6 students (15 max) as of 4:06PM Saturday, February 24, 2024
Subject Sound Arts
Number AV4000
Section 001
Division School of the Arts
Open To Schools of the Arts, Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, General Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233SOAR4000Q001