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Teaching Audio-Visual Composition: History, Analysis, and Creative Application

This course explores the ways in which sound interacts with video. We will investigate this interaction by first discussing the history of electronic sound, video, and their relationship, establishing (or refreshing) basic audio and video editing skills, and then getting hands-on experience through creative projects. Projects will include composing sound design for film, creating video art (that incorporates video-recorded and/or animated materials), and designing real-time interactive media projects. The target student of this course is a musician interested in expanding their relationship to video and multimedia. No experience with audio or video technologies is required, although it is welcome.

Questions discussed include: What is sound and image? How can we manipulate sound and image using computers (and other tools)? What is the relationship between sound and image? What are the politics of sound and image? What are future potentials of sound and image?