History of Sound Art


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What is Sound Art? Imagine mind-bending sound pieces created with a piano filled with nails/bolts/nuts/screws, a floor tiled with LPs, a secret tone playing underneath a grate in New York City for 30 years, or nothing but the echo of a space. The course will provide a solid knowledge of sound history and basic acoustic principles, and examine works by artists who have blurred traditional boundaries between music and other disciplines such as science, design, visual arts and philosophy. This is an ideal course for artists engaged in multi-media work that includes sound (i.e. video, film, animation, installation, performance art) and people interested in experimental music of any genre. No previous experience with sound or music needed. Headphones or external speakers are required.



This online class uses the Moodle platform. There are no scheduled meeting times. Students follow a syllabus that includes lectures, assignments, and deadlines.

Judy Dunaway has presented her works created with MaxMSPJitter in numerous performances and exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe.  She presented her work with Max at Cycling‘74‘s Expo’74 conference in April 2019.  She has a Ph.D. in music composition from Stony Brook University, where her focus was intermedia and electronic works.  She has an M.A. in with emphasis in … Read more