Sound Design & Installation
Trigilio | email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Hours: Monday, 3pm - 4pm at MCC 221; Thursday
1pm - 2pm at VAF studio 511
If you intend to visiting during office-hours, please send me an
email to confirm.
I WILL NOT BE REVIEWING PETITIONS DURING THESE OFFICE HOURS.
These office hours are for course/career/research matters only.
This Advanced Sound class will be an advanced production class, functioning
more like a production "seminar" than a conventional instruction-led
course. We will place a priority on student-driven projects, emphasizing
experiential practice in sound to generate project ideas and sound-works
over the course of the Winter quarter. In order to facilitate this "experiential
learning," students will receive instruction and introductions
to alternative sound-techniques including analog electronics, modular
processing, and alternative software environments for sound-design.
will be expected to work collaboratively, supporting the production
of their peers.
60% will be based on all projects (as developed, produced,
and presented at CRITS 1-3 and in the final exhibition/screening).
40% will be based on class participation in discussions
Students are expected to attend all of every class meeting. If you are
away-from-class, you will be considered absent (notwithstanding absence
due to illness). This class meets once per week, thus missing a single
class is equivalent to missing ten-percent of the course.
absences = Lower final grade by fifteen points
(one-and-a-half letter grade)
Each additional absence = Lower final grade by an additional letter
to class late twice will be noted as an “absence.”
If you are ill, you may miss class provided you present official documentation
indicating your illness (a note from student health-services will suffice).
If you miss more than two classes due to illness, I will apply the above
grading policy and you should prepare to withdraw from the class.
Students will be active and engaged in participation, coursework, and
Students will demonstrate professional use of the media center
Students will show creative and courageous responses to assignment prompts.
Students will actively resist cynicism and foster open-mindedness
students can expect:
Presentation of challenging examples and techniques prepared
to broaden your experience as an editor.
Respect and honest critical feedback
A passionate and engaged articulation of course material, free of cynicism
or contemptFair and honest grading of your participation, projects,
and other classwork.
SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Week 1 (Jan. 8):
Intro/Roundtable | Roundtable project brainstorms | headphones, speakers
soldering and contact-microphones | SESMI / T2ERU | Soundcloud
accounts and weekly posts.
2: (Jan. 15)
Signal Flow with pedals, effects, pods, radio xmitters.
Introduction to sensors and switches.
3: (Jan. 22)
Roundtable & CRIT #1
4: (Jan. 29)
Alternative software environments (Plogue Bidule/Audiomulch)
5: ( Feb. 5)
Synthpacks & public-spaces -
6: (Feb. 12)
Roundtable & CRIT #2
7: (Feb. 19)
Alternative software environments (Reason / Abelton )
8: (Feb. 26)
Electronics for Installation and Interactivity: details TBD
9: (Mar. 5)
Roundtable & CRIT #3
10: (Mar. 12)
Prepare for sound installations/screenings at Mandeville.
Installation open March 14th - 16th (tentative)
plugin suites & uses (Waves, TweakBench, etc.)
hardware techniques for installation
alternative software (non-DAW)
follow-up tutorials in ProTools and conventional DAW production
JANUARY 6, 2013