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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

MUS 38 Noise: Exploring Liberation in Sound

Music, as the organization of sound, is a borderless practice that expands across boundaries of discipline, culture, aesthetic category and social hierarchy. How can we enter into a sonic practice with that cosmic lens? Our musical educations have given us well-lit lanes for music making, but the objective of this course is to run our musical thinking off the road. Through weekly creative provocations we will venture into the wilderness of our most urgent spiritual, political, philosophical and ontological concerns. Through an engagement with critical theory, listening, embodied vocal work, social and creative practice, this course will approach music making in opposition to discipline. We will examine the musical (and non-musical) systems in which we participate, and seek to devise a co-created liberatory space for our musical impulses. This course is open to music makers and thinkers of all backgrounds and skill levels, regardless of musical training.



Degree Requirement Attributes


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