As we discuss your audiographies during class on Thursday, October 14th, we might find R. Murray Schafer’s “sonographic” tools productive:

  • Keynote Sound: backgrounded, fundamental tone against which other sounds are perceived (e.g., the sea)
  • Signal Sound: foregrounded sound to which the attention is particularly directed (e.g., a boat whistle)
  • Soundmark: a community sound which is unique or possesses qualities which make it noticed by people in that community (e.g., church bells)
  • The physical characteristics of the sound (i.e., acoustics–tempo, rhythm, pitch, envelope, tone)
  • The way in which sounds are perceived (i.e., psychoacoustics)
  • The sound’s function and meaning (i.e., social and cultural semiotics and semantics)
  • The sound’s emotional or affective qualities (i.e., aesthetics).

During class, we’ll workshop the audiographies through these terms and approaches.

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6: Final Remix

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Time to Reflect

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Cut-Up Tuesday!

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5: Documentary

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4: Re: Found Sound

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Cluster Assessment

Ok, folks. For this workshop, you’ll be determining how your participation in this class should be assessed and then arguing accordingly for your participation grade. We will do this twice this quarter.

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Today: Voice-Over!

Today, through voice-over narration as our boundary object, we’ll discuss:

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3: Found Sound

It’s time for the third entry in your audio portfolio, folks. For this one, we’ll change gears a bit, toward researching the cultural history of sound reproduction.

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Today: iPhones

Today: Storytelling

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Now, for today…

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Review of Class So Far

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Here’s a quick list of what we’ve covered.

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Prepping Your Story?

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We’ll start workshopping your stories for “Re: Audiography” during class on Tuesday the 19th. In the meantime, you might start not only listening to your peers’ audiographies, but also searching for some example material. There are classics like the work of Marshall McLuhan, who made an audio version of one of his books, The Medium Is the Massage. There’s a clip above, but you can listen to all of it here.

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Ask Ira

The anecdote needs to be interesting. & it needs a moment of reflection.

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Today: Soundscapes

Today, we’re going to chat soundscapes, using your audiographies as examples.

Here’s what’s in store:

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Girl Talk Interview

DJ Shadow in Scratch

“Reef”: A DJ / Rupture Mix

Audacity Workshop

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And now for some quick notes:

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