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This is the online syllabus for my Sound Art class at Cooper Union Art School in NYC which I’ve been teaching since 2007.

FA281: Project in Sound Art

Projects in Sound Art - Cooper Union - LP ManipulationThis class will introduce strategies for understanding and participating in the aural world. The course is divided into specific weekly topics including acoustic ecology, circuit-bending, radio transmission, and others. Screenings, readings, and discussion are supported by hands-on workshops in capturing, manipulating, and reproducing sound in unconventional ways. Grading is based on student projects and participation in class discussions. Syllabus is available in advance at www.zachpoff.com. Attendance at first class session is important.

Related Courses: For hands-on sound production for film/video, including Pro Tools editing software, take FA381 “Sound As a Secret Weapon” (Jacob Burckhardt).

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Class Info:

Project Prompts

Weekly Schedule:

 GREY – Normal Week   RED – Something Is Due 

Feb 17 – No Class (President’s Day Holiday)

March 16 – No Class (Spring Break)