• 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 4: Sonic Environments

    This unit introduces the environment as a subject in sound studies. The study of sonic environments concerns relationships between sound and space, either as sound forming a space or as sounds distributed in space. The unit consists of three lessons: 1 Sonic Environments introduces the theory of sonic environments mainly through R. Murray Schafers soundscape-theory. The two following lessons focus first on a historical and then on a geographical perspective in studies of sonic environments. 2 Histories of Past Soundscapes presents three studies of historical sonic environments, while 3 Mapping Sonic Environments introduces the practice of sound mapping followed by critical considerations of representation and strategies in sound maps. Main author of this unit is Jacob Kreutzfeldt.