This course will explore critical issues in the history and practice of music recording, focusing especially on how music recording has participated in the discourses of modernism and late capitalism. The course considers the technologies and agents that have shaped its history and its aesthetics, the social and economic systems that impact its creative forms, and theoretical approaches to recorded sound itself.
Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement.
No music training required. (Not offered in 2016-17.)