Atelier Courses


Sounding Body/Utopic Voice

ATL 497 / THR 497 / MTD 497 · Fall 2019

S01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Anaïs Maviel · César Alvarez · Samita Sinha

Beginning with the embodied and vibrational foundations of sound, grounded in Indian tradition, we will create a cross-disciplinary experimental space for exploring our borderless voices and activating our bodies through sound. The formal and creative practice will address sounding and listening, tone and presence, body as archive, the musical origins of language, and the enacting of interdependence. Students will develop their own sonic creations and songwriting. We will also engage the thought experiment contained in Alvarez's musical NOISE.

Spatial Sound: Story and Image

ATL 499 · Fall 2019

C01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Arto Lindsay · Laurie Anderson

Artists Laurie Anderson and Arto Lindsay will explore wave field synthesis including the dynamics of short stories, parades, suspended grammar, psychic states, animal consciousness, and depth of field in sound and film. Special attention will be paid to experimental forms of sound installation, use of different spatial techniques in live concerts, and spatial theater. There will also be discussions and study of sound in the work of various filmmakers, artists, directors, and musicians. Students will be able to create spatial sound works and participate in the work of Anderson and Lindsay.