Media and Music
This course investigates the mediation of music & music-like sounds in both private & public life. Commercial venues, from restaurants to rest rooms, pipe Muzak into its spaces; radios broadcast more music than any other content today; soundtracks imprint the texture of signifying associations for television shows & films; we carry personal playlists on mobile music players; & musical media & technologies for making music are more readily available to us on our home computers than ever before. We examine music & media from a variety of perspectives, including its cultural, sensory, technological, ideological & metaphysical dimensions; as well as the relation of music to mass media (radio, television, the internet) & the film and music industries.
- Old Course Number: E59.1037