2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

MUSC 142 - Recording Practice and Audio Art

Many ­ following Brian Eno ­ have observed that the recording studio is the musical “instrument” most characteristic of our time. The majority of the music we encounter is produced using its facilities, production techniques and aesthetics. In the first half of the semester, we’ll work with the industry standard digital audio workstation (DAW) ProTools to make a polished multitrack recording. This part of the class will introduce you to sound recording as a process and an art, and will also cover the supporting science and technology that makes it possible. In the second unit, you will be more composer than engineer. You will create a short composition in a “sound collage” style called musique concreté beginning with recordings of voices and software for processing and editing.

Prerequisites: MUSC 141  or permission of instructor.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year