History and Analysis of Acoustic Arts II. 2

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101DAU2 ZK 2 2 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The ability to take a contextual analytical view of contemporary acoustic art works, understanding theoretical texts and applying the knowledge gained into one's own creative concepts.

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Learning objectives:

This is a two-semester course that can be taken in the first or second year of study. The aim is to be able to take a contextual analytical view and understand current trends and concepts in the field of acoustic arts while focusing on creative, aesthetic, philosophical and intermedia levels. Through the analysis of scores and recordings, students are introduced to key works in the field of electroacoustic music and intermedia art of the last decades, and through the study of texts and group discussion they join current discourses in the field of music and technology.

Thematic areas:

The structure of the specific works and texts analysed varies each academic year; students are introduced to the specific syllabus no later than the first class of the new semester.

Recommended or required reading

Required bibliography:

Works analysed in a particular semester and related texts.

Recommended bibliography:

COX, Christopher - WARNER, Daniel (eds.). Audio culture: Readings in modern music, revised edition. New York London Oxford New Delhi Sydney: Bloomsburry Academic, 2017. 646 p. ISBN 978-1-5013-1836-8.

ADKINS, Monty, SCOTT, Richard, TREMBLAY, Pierre Alexandre. Post-Acousmatic Practice: Re-evaluating Schaeffer’s heritage. Organised Sound, Volume 21, Special Issue 2: Situating the Avant–Garde: Conformity and oppositional culture, August 2016, pp. 106 - 116.

ADKINS, Monty, CUMMINGS, Simon, BERNDT, Axel, COLTON, Lisa, FIELD, Ambrose, HOLBROOK, Ulf A. S., MOREY, Justin, TALBOT, Richard, TOOP, David. Music beyond airports. Appraising ambient music. University of Huddersfield Press, 2019. ISBN 9781862181618, on-line.

SCHÖNING, Klaus. On The Archeology of Acoustic Arts in Radio. Klangreise – Sound Journey. Studio Akustische Kunst. 155 Werke 1968 – 1997. Köln: WDR, 1997.

HERZOGENRATH, Bernd ed. Sonic thinking: a media philosophical approach. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 344 s. ISBN 978-1501327209.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit examination is awarded according to the level of the final paper (no more than 10 pages), whose topic is based on the broader context of the material discussed in the given academic year and demonstrates the student's ability to reflect theoretically on the discussed topics from the creative artist's own perspective at a high level. The submitted text meets normal standards of originality and citation rules.

There is no minimum attendance requirement.



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