Fall 2009

Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-19

Faculty

Jeffers L. Engelhardt (Section 01)

Description

This course is about exploring, participating in, and documenting the musical communities and acoustic terrain of the Pioneer Valley. The first part of the course will focus on local histories and music scenes, ethnographic methods and technologies, and different techniques of representation. The second part of the course will involve intensive, sustained engagement with musicians and sounds in the Pioneer Valley. Course participants will give weekly updates about their fieldwork projects and are expected to become well-versed in the musics they are studying. There will be a significant amount of work and travel outside of class meetings. The course will culminate in contributions to a web-based documentary archive of Pioneer Valley soundscapes. We will also benefit from visits and interaction with local musicians. Two class meetings per week.

 Requisite: Music 11, 12, or consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Professor Engelhardt.

If Overenrolled: Instructor's consent.

Keywords

Fine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice, Community based learning

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014
 

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