SOUND CHECK AROUND

Elective Course Serendipity HS 2014

The elective course Serendipity deals with the use and perception of landscape in the context of different cultures. In autumn semester 2014 we investigate acoustic phenomena in landscape architecture and explore different tools for understanding and re-composing sonic landscapes.

CONTENT + FRAMEWORK

The aim of the elective course Sound Check Around is to understand the importance of acoustic phenomena in landscape architecture, and their meaning in the context of different cultures.
By the use of audiovisual tools we are going to challenge the perceptual conventions, that underlie our idea of city and landscape. In this process, spatial, dynamic and cultural aspects will be highlighted.

TOOLS

We will work with field recorders, microphones, sound analysis and editing software, as well as our own ears.
No previous knowledge is required.

SITE

Seeuferweg Zürich.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Admission: 10 students maximum, no special previous knowledge is required.
Language: The course is taught in English and German.
Equipment: Students bring their own laptops and headphones. All other sound equipment and software will be provided for the duration of the course and shared in groups of two.

TEAM + CONTACT + LINKS

Teaching Team: Nadine Schütz, Susann Ahn
Contact: Nadine Schütz 

Registration: myStudies (Registration deadline: 26th September 2014)
Download: Poster

 
DETAILED PROGRAM

INTRODUCTORY EVENING SESSION
2nd October 2014, 18:30 – 20:00 ETH Hönggerberg, HIL H 40.8

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
11th/12th October 2014, 2 full days ETH Zentrum (Room to be announced)

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INDIVIDUAL WORK

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INTERMEDIATE COLLOQUIUM
13th November 2014, 18:30 – 21:00 ETH Hönggerberg, HIL H 40.8

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INDIVIDUAL WORK
Workdays with support (optional, on previous notice): 14th November, 17th November
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CONCLUDING COLLOQUIUM
20th November 2014, 18:30 – 21:00 ETH Hönggerberg, HIL H 40.8