Theories of Sound - AVF 426

This course focuses on sound as media and the relationship between sound and image through topics including the history of sound technologies; film sound theories, such as French composer Michel Chion’s influential work on audio-visual relationships and the human voice in cinema; film music and audience reception; sound space, and the evolving practice of sound recording and reproduction. These topics are examined through reading assignments, screenings and listening sessions, in-class presentations, writing and sound recording assignments. This class encourages a critical, creative approach, non-traditional solutions, and awareness of both historical contexts and theoretical frameworks. Prerequisite: AVF 271, AVF 273.