Who is this course suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone who has completed Field Recording and the Soundscape or those who possess reasonable experience with making field recordings and have an understanding of the introductory concepts around the soundscape.
Aims of the course
To impart new and critical awareness around listening, recording, and composing with soundscapes. To develop students’ technical knowledge so creative aims can be more fully realised. To assist in the development of students’ creative sound practice.
Students will gain theoretical, practical and conceptual knowledge in phonography and soundscape composition that can be used in an aesthetic, documentary or political context. These skills can be transferred broadly across Sound Art practice and fine art. They can be used in radio or film and applied to location recording for films or post-production sound. These skills can be used in documenting oral histories, building sound libraries, creating sound walks and more.
Course Structure: Weds 5th Oct - Weds 7th December
- Lecture – Digital Audio Theory and Recording Techniques
- Lecture – the Sonic Effect and Context of the Soundscape
- Lecture / workshop - Analogue Sound, Re-recording Sound, Recording space
- Lecture / workshop - Modes of Listening + Extended Field Recording Techniques.
- Lecture – Field Trip (Sunday 6 November, 12-4pm)
- Lecture – Group Listening Session
- Lecture / Lab – Composing Soundscapes + Organising Sound
- Lecture / Lab – Compression, Effects and Processing sound
- Lecture / EMS lab –Effects con’t + Presenting Work Through a Variety of Mediums
- Listening and Feedback
When & Where
Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, runs an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. This includes a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.
So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.
What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.
Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.