The seminar will introduce the concept of artistic soundscapes from both aesthetic and technical sides. It will focus on the musical application of soundscape, namely in composition, sound art and multimedia performance. The study of soundscape in other fields like ecology, ethnomusicology, music therapy and politics will be discussed as well.
That a violin or a flute is a musical instrument seems unquestionable. We have used these objects for generations to produce sounds. But what about objects, environments and processes that were not primarily musically motivated and are now used quite naturally for making music and for auditory creation?
While software has democratized professional music production, (analog) hardware instruments, technologies and related creative practices continue to shape style and sound.
In the context of cultural studies, we know beauty as a relocatable term that seems to depend entirely on the individual, social and historical location of the viewer.