• 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 2: Voicing

    What is a voice? This question can be approached philosophically and physiologically. In the following tutorials you will get the tools that allow you to enter the philosophical discussion based on actual voice analysis. The section is divided into three parts: An overview of the theoretical field of voice studies. Tutorials where you learn different sorts of acoustic analysis of the voice. Assessment of voice quality within the field of cultural studies when dealing with a large amount of data. The main author of this unit is Anna Lawaetz, PhD