STC/MUS 204: Musical instruments reside at the intersection of varied topics: sound, perception, embodiment, music theory, social values, and more; how has their design influenced the development of music and how might they be reinvented to spur new ideas? This course will explore these questions through readings, listening, analysis, labs, and composition. Specific topics include: harmony and the keyboard; tuning and temperament; meter and machines; preparing the piano, digital and analog. More generally, we will consider the productive tension between qualitative and quantitative understandings of musical concepts.
This course will meet on Tuesday's from 2:30pm-4:20pm (location: TBD). The Lab for this course will be held on Wednesday's from 1:30pm-4:20pm, and will be held in the PLOrk Studio. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Students will be able to apply for this course until September 10th on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Capizzi.