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50861 Audio Culture

8cp; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50835 Audio Culture


This subject focuses on the meaning and significance of music and sound in different cultural contexts and historical settings. The subject addresses questions of aesthetics, poetics and politics. It investigates the social environment, theoretical climate and influences that shape contemporary music, examining genres as diverse as rock, jazz, experimental, avant-garde, early electronic music to contemporary classical composers and non-Western music. The subject studies the emergence of sound as a specific object of theoretical analysis and explores the impact of audio culture on wider culture. Subject areas covered include methodological approaches to sound, ethnography of sound, voice, sound in various media and the politics and aesthetics of sonic practices.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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