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asem 2507: earth sound | earth listening : winter quarter 2020
>> note: class  schedule subject to updates and adjustments  throughout  quarter

week 1a (1/6)
intro

:: course introduction
> instructor | student introductions
> overview: ecoacoustics, earth sounds
> soundscape ecology|
> sound design
> art-science processes

:: materials & activities

week 1b (1/8) BOOTCAMP1

CONCEPTS
> you as recorder/mimicry
> onomatopoeia
> psychoacoustics & culture
> language generation
> listening perception
> physics & acoustics
> hearing & listening physiology

ASSIGNED: Sound and Listening Lexicon


readdownload
Reading wk1 (downloadable):
1) Ecoacoustic concepts
2) The Sound Book, Prologue, pgs. 13-24
3) The Soundscape, Intro, pgs.3-12


week 2a (1/13) BOOTCAMP2

TOOLS
> Sound editing and processing l survey and tool review 1
> field recording
> mics
> software
> sound codecs
> sonograms & spectrograms



download
> Audacity




week 2b (1/15) BOOTCAMP3

SOUND PHYSICS & ENVIRONMENTS
> biophony/bioacoustics,
> biomimicry & language
> multi-species perceptions/dynamics
> Deep listening



read
Reading week 2:
1) The Sound Book, “Barking Fish”, pgs. 87-113
2) The Soundscape, “The Natural Soundscape”, pgs.15-28

Soundwalk 1: Soundwalk  & psychoacoustic spatial mapping (mimicry)



week 3a (1/20)
MLK Day

NO CLASS




week 3b (1/22)
make

>Listening and sound ranges
>Bio to Geophony/geoacoustics

> Sound libraries, collections and archives
> Project #1 work day- SOUND LEXICON, base descriptors


read
Reading week 3:
1) The Sound Book, “Ringing Rocks”, pgs. 58-86
2) The Soundscape, “The Sounds of Life”, pgs.29-52
3)  Earth Sound, pgs. “Intro,” ”Thomas Watson/Natural Radio”, pgs.1-33


week 4a (1/27)
think

> Earth sounds and the magnetosphere/ionosphere
> Sound manipulation
> pitch/time stretching
> microsound
> custom tools

read
Reading week 4:
1) The Sound Book, “Echos of the Past”, pgs. 114-144
2) The Soundscape, “Listening”, pgs.205-213
3)  Earth Sound, “The Aeolian”, pgs. 41-52,‘Pauline Oliveros, Sonosphere”, pgs. 174-186

download
>LAME and FFmpeg for Audacity, Win & Mac


week 4b (1/29) make

Listening /recodring technology

> recorder review




ASSIGNED:
Environme
ntal Sound Artist: Practice and Profile + presentation-
ASSIGNED ARTIST >STUDENT LIST

week 5a (2/3)
make


Sound spatialization
> Binaural sound
> Ambisonic sound
> Resonance
> Sound pollution 1
> Silence
> Noise



MIDTERM

Soundwalk #2: Perceiving silence/deep listening

read
Reading week 5:
1) The Sound Book, “Singing Sands”, pgs. 178-207
2) The Soundscape, “Noise”, pgs.181-202
3)  Earth Sound, “The Aelectrosonic”, pgs. 53-82

week 5b (2/5)
make

Noise 2
Project #2 & Soundwalk 2,  individual discussions


MIDTERM

week 6a (2/10)
make

The Inaudible
> VLF/ELF Connections
> Visual sound/cymatics
> Ecosystem resonance


read
Reading week 6:
1) Earth Sound, “Alvin Lucier/Brainwaves”, pgs. 83-92, “Thomas Ashcraft”, pgs. 187-192

 

week 6b (2/12)
make


Ecosystem/soundscape ecology dynamics
> Eco-system modeling & abstractions
> Transcoding/sonification
Project #2 work day






week 7a (2/17)
CRITIQUE

:CRITIQUE::Environmental Sound Artist: Practice and Profile + presentation

CRITIQUE!!

week 7b (2/19)
CRITIQUE

:CRITIQUE::Environmental Sound Artist: Practice and Profile + presentation

CRITIQUE!!
Written portion due - Environmental Sound Artist


week 8a (2/24)
think

 


:CRITIQUE::Environmental Sound Artist: Practice and Profile + presentation

read
Reading week 8:
1) The Soundscape, “Rhythm & Tempo in the Soundscape”, pgs. 226-252
2)  Earth Sound, “Sound of the Underground”, pgs. 133-172

CRITIQUE!!

 

week 8b (2/26)
make

Sonic datascapes
>Transcoding & sonification

ASSIGNED: FINAL PROJECT Research proposal: A global ecoacoustic investigation + presentation

ASSIGNED : FINAL PROJECT GROUPS & SITES

week 9a (3/2)
make

> biodiversity/ecoacoustic hot spots
Marine sonic environments
> Research proposal template/formats and examples
> Sound design
> Final project work day





week 9b (3/4)
make

>  Final project work day



week 10a (3/9) make


>  Final project work day



week 10b (3/11) make


>  Final project work day



week 11a (3/16)
final meeting
CRITIQUE

FINAL CRITIQUE/PRESENTATIONS
Collaborative research proposal: A global ecoacoustic investigation + presentation.

CRITIQUE!!

FINAL DELIVERABLES
FRIDAY (3/20) 10-11:50AM
(Noon cutoff)

 


Final Project Deliverables for quarter due.
Completion of entries: Major project #1: Sound and Listening Lexicon + online demonstration.
Final Project: Collaborative research proposal: A global ecoacoustic investigation + presentation. sent to <Timothy.Weaver@du.edu> &<Emilie.Trice@du.edu>
:: Final Deliverables of Documentation as URL pointing to .zip archive of the following:
1) working and final files of all written work and presentations for quarter sent to <Timothy.Weaver@du.edu> &<Emilie.Trice@du.edu>
2) full entries on MediaBlog