SCHEDULE: we meet on zoom
- We will go over the syllabus and discuss everyone’s experience with sound and expectations. Professor listens to everyone and introduces her work and the approach intent for the class.
- Assignment 1:
- View: Rise of Experimental Music documentary (BBC)
Read: Listening as Activism: the sonic meditations of Pauline Oliveros
- Do: Deep Listening exercise 1 -- 5 minutes: stop everything for 5 minutes. put your timer on. LISTEN and make mental notes about what you hear -- in your environment -- close to you, far away, in your body, in your mind. Write down what you experienced.
- CELLULAR Vibrations: James Gimzewski, Carlo Ventura
- Cell / molecular level / patterns in nature
- LUNGS / VOICE
- Bhramari Pranayama
- Assignment 2:
- View: Interview with Carlo Ventura
- Read: Future of Music: Credo by John Cage
- Do: Class assignment sent by Bill Fontana:
Select an object from your environment that has resonant properties that is large enough that you can place your iphone inside of it.
If possible move this object in the loudest situation you can find. Place your I phone into it and record how the resonances of this object filter the surrounding ambient sounds. If you blue tooth earbuds that record sound, you can also use these as your microphones.
- Record your voice speaking naturally (with someone); reading an academic paper; sounding / chanting non-verbal. Listen carefully and write (blog) about it -- analyze the difference
- Add your breath to the growing BREATH LIBRARY -- send vibrations of peace to the war zone nearby.
Bill Fontana visits UCLA Design Media Arts Graduate Seminar "Vibrations Matter"
HYBRID WORKSHOP: Listening through Disembodied Ears | Dr. Joel Ong
Meditation: BHRAMARI-- Bee Breathing technique
BRAIN WAVES / NOISE POLLUTION
SPACE / WAR