Music, Sound, and Landscape

Scott Ordway (Music)

The natural world has always been a primary source of inspiration for musicians. In recent years, composers have continued this tradition by creating powerful works in response to contemporary environmental issues such as global warming, carbon emissions, and wilderness conservation, among others. In this seminar, students will listen to and discuss classical and contemporary vocal and instrumental works that address and celebrate humanity’s efforts to live in harmony with the natural world. They will furthermore investigate how video, sound recordings, and digital tools of analysis and fabrication can change both the perception and the representation of our environment. They will get insight in how to use these tools for their own research, compositions, and designs.

Course Number
01:090:101 section 47
Fall 2020
Transfer Course