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.
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.