When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jonathan Higgins
  • Course Code W24MPPK01B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Think about listening and sound in a whole new way. Learn how the sound of your surroundings can become musical compositions. Learn about the history of composing with field recordings and improve the recordings and compositions you make.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and history of the soundscape and related terminology
  • Identify what recording equipment and microphones are best suited to capturing different types of environments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of 'site' including space, place, and location
  • Use software to create and organise soundscape compositions and effect and process sounds
  • Show awareness of the variety of ways soundscape compositions can be presented

Class format and activities

Demonstrations and explanations from the tutor Listening to audio examples Practical exercises in the class and outside.

Entry requirements

Access outside of class to a computer Some experience of using Apple computers would be an advantage, but support during class will be given. Basic computer skills, file management, etc. Access outside of class to recording devices / software is recommended.

What you need to know before you enrol

Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

What you need

Pen and paper to take notes A USB memory stick to save your work Handouts and materials given by the tutor Portable Recorder if you have one

What you can do next

Sound Art 1, 2 or 3 Logic Pro: Beginners Intensive or Intermediate Sound Design 1 or 2 Sound Synthesis