• Welcome to Sound Studies

    This course introduces sound studies as a discipline that investigates how sound makes sense in particular contexts. Students are recommended to read central texts from Jonathan Sterns Sound Studies Reader as well as articles from open access  journals in the field: SoundEffects – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sonic Experience, Journal of Sonic Studies, Interference. A Journal of Audio Culture and Sounding Out. Lectures are supplemented by assignments that we encourage students to do. Feedback will not be provided from DariahTEACH, but may be organized in class basis or in groups of students. Some assignments are in the form of sound production. For those needing an introduction to practical sound production, please go directly to lesson 5.

    For  introduction we encourage all participants to present themselves in the forum provided in the course. 

  • Unit 1: What is Sound Studies?

    This section introduces sound studies and some central researchers, theories and ideas. In the section you will find an analysis of a musicless musicvideo and you will be encouraged to find another musicless video and make your own analysis of it – and in particular of the ways sound work in it. The section also introduces a timeline of sound media and and a central discussion around the intersection of culture and technology in emerging audio technologies. Main author of this unit is Jacob Kreutzfeldt.