Study Block 2 – 20 Credits
In an age that is seeing rapid technological changes and huge political, social and financial shifts across the globe, this module explores sound and music practices as they evolve within ever-changing audio cultures. We will be examining the context and culture, in which you as artists and musicians are working, so as to better understand and critically question the relationship between music, sound, noise and culture. We will be engaging with various theoretical concepts that will enable you to develop interpretations of audio culture and to formulate critical theories whilst becoming self reflective of practice.
You will be encouraged to engage in current debates and to investigate the effects of cultural practices, specific historical movements, technologies and enterprise that have influenced modes of music and sound discourse.