Brown University MUSC 0210E: Systems for Play
Lukas W

This is a course on creating systems for organizing sound. It is also a course for using sound to think about and listen to systems. Through weekly projects, we develop scores, rules, programs and patterns for exploring the world with our ears. Readings and examples draw from sound art, fluxus, game design, cybernetics, rituals, dance music, and chance processes. Laboratory sessions introduce techniques for recording and processing audio and provide time and space to rehearse and tune our sound systems. Class time is spent actively experimenting with the (im)material properties of sound while listening critically and constructively to the systems with and within which we live. Peter Bussigel.