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CAEL5035: The Art of Sound and Noise

2023 unit information

This unit of study will engage a studio-based approach to the production of sound art works through the prism of two of its primary means, namely recording and amplification. The emphasis will be on the production of recorded sound works and sound devices that can expand and develop the relationships between the analogue and the digital and between the composed and the open-ended structures of noise as an event. The unit will begin with ideas from sound ecology and music concrete and by way of field recording, sound manipulation and performance heading in an exploratory way towards the limits of sound as noise, situating the spectrum of a material practice with sound in a historical context. This unit will be conducted in an open studio framework within workshops, sound studios and digital labs suitable for candidates working in a broad range of artistic disciplines. Sound has the potential to invent new sonic landscapes and to demarcate unheard psycho-geographies: from radical approaches towards production to potential new collaborations in the street (or in the landscape), from the technical and the scientific to oral investigations of the social. This open studio investigates sound as a primary vehicle for artistic expression in a work of contemporary art.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL5035
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Have developed an understanding of noise orientated sound art through the recording and presentation processes necessary for producing an artwork
  • LO2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of contemporary art practices, histories and theories that informs their own creative processes
  • LO3. Plan and manage individual work practice and to work autonomously
  • LO4. Initiate, develop and resolve work, appropriate to aims and proposals
  • LO5. Demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking
  • LO6. Engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to extend their creative practice
  • LO7. Use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather information
  • LO8. Support ideas and concepts through verbal and visual means,
  • LO9. Objectively and critically evaluate concepts and reflect on their resolution,
  • LO10. Apply OH&S principles to all aspects of practice

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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