Fall 2010

Global Sound

Listed in: Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-54  |  Music, as MUSI-04


Jeffers L. Engelhardt (Section 01)


(Offered as MUSI 04 and FAMS 54.)  This course explores the global scale of much music-making and musical consumption today. Migration, diaspora, war, tourism, postsocialist and postcolonial change, commerce, and digital technology have all profoundly reshaped the way musics are created, circulated, and consumed. These forces have also illuminated important ethical, legal, and aesthetic issues concerning intellectual property rights and the nature of musical authorship, the appropriation of "traditional" musics by elites in the global North, and local musical responses to transnational music industries, for instance. Through a series of case studies that will include performances and workshops by visiting musicians, Global Sound will examine how musics animate processes of globalization and how globalization affects musics by establishing new social, cultural, and economic formations. Two class meetings per week.

Limited to 25 students.  Fall semester. Professor Engelhardt.

If Overenrolled: Priority based on class year, seniors first, etc.


Fine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice, Writing attentive


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2013