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General information:
Annual:
2017/2018
Code:
HUX-1-207-s
Name:
A Practical Introduction to Sound Installation. Sound Material as a Projection Surface of Technical and Cultural Ideas
Faculty of:
Humanities
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Social Informatics
Semester:
2
Profile of education:
Academic and practical
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Responsible teacher:
prof. Kramann Guido (guido.kramann@th-brandenburg.de)
Academic teachers:
prof. Kramann Guido (guido.kramann@th-brandenburg.de)
Module summary

Music has the power to transport immediately emotions and moods to our senses.
By configuring and programing Arduino-devices the abilities of sound installations are explored.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 understand sound installation Activity during classes
M_K002 possess practical skills in C-programming and algorithmic composition. Project
Skills
M_U001 discover the spacial and emotional effects of sound. Activity during classes
Knowledge
M_W001 understand musical theory and practice like counterpoint, harmonics, minimal music. Report
M_W002 understand musical acoustics like overtones, harmonics, resonance, reflection, wave propagation, tempered mood, Project
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 understand sound installation - - - - - + - - - - -
M_K002 possess practical skills in C-programming and algorithmic composition. - - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 discover the spacial and emotional effects of sound. - - - - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 understand musical theory and practice like counterpoint, harmonics, minimal music. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_W002 understand musical acoustics like overtones, harmonics, resonance, reflection, wave propagation, tempered mood, - - - - - + - - - - -
Module content
Seminar classes:

Sound material as a projection surface of technical and cultural ideas
Music has the power to transport immediately emotions and moods to our senses.
Installing a sound to a room or to a body has the ability to make the room reactive towards what happens in it respectively to interpretate body movements in a musical way. — By configuring and programing Arduino-devices the abilities of sound installations are explored. All necessary technical skills and all necessary skills in music and humanities are taught in the course to keep the course open for both: representatives of the human sciences and informatics and by doing so, meeting the demand of interdisciplinarity claimed here.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 102 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Participation in seminar classes 30 h
Preparation for classes 30 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Preparation for classes 20 h
Contact hours 2 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Students create a sound installation, framed by a descriptive text (10 up to 20 pages) and an oral presentation (5 to 10 minutes), whereas their work should reflect their progress in programing, musical theory and aestetical appreciation gained during this course.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

All necessary technical skills and all necessary skills in music and humanities are taught in the course to keep the course open for both: representatives of the human sciences and those of engineering and informatics and by doing so, meeting the demand of interdisciplinarity claimed here.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Literature will be provided during the course.
Non mandatory literature related to the course:
Akademie der Künste Berlin (Hrsg.): Klangkunst. Prestel, München, 1996.
Edtrom, B.: Arduino for Musicians. Oxford University Press, New York 2016.
Fux, J.: Die Lehre vom Kontrapunkt. Hermann Moeck, Celle 1938.
Neukom, M.: Signale, Systeme und Klangsynthese – Grundlage der Computermusik. Peter lang, Bern 2003.
Nierhaus, G.: Algorithmic Composition – Paradigms of Automated Music Generation. Springer, Wien 2009.
Sello, J.T.: Die Klanginstallation – Ein interdisziplinäres Versuchslabor zwischen Kunst, Musik und Forschung. Dr. Kovac, Hamburg 2014.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

Sound material as a projection surface of technical and cultural ideas
Music has the power to transport immediately emotions and moods to our senses.
Installing a sound to a room or to a body has the ability to make the room reactive towards what
happens in it respectively to interpretate body movements in a musical way. — By configuring and
programing Arduino-devices the abilities of sound installations are explored. All necessary
technical skills and all necessary skills in music and humanities are taught in the course to keep
the course open for both: representatives of the human sciences and those of engineering and
informatics and by doing so, meeting the demand of interdisciplinarity claimed here.