• 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 3: Listening

    When dealing with large amounts of recordings we have to address listening. And hearing. And strategies for listening.

    This unit is divided into three parts: An introduction to the terminology of french scholar Michel Chion and an introduction to Don Ihde’s reflection about the auditory dimension as such. The second part focuses on spectral ear training and psychoacoustics and the third part is an assignment. Main author Anna Lawaetz, PhD