Undergraduate Courses

MCC-UE 1037 - Music and Media

This course investigates the mediation of music and music-like sounds in both private and 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 and films; we carry personal playlists on mobile music players; and musical media and technologies for making music are more readily available to us on our home computers than ever before. We examine music and media from a variety of perspectives, including its cultural, sensory, technological, ideological and metaphysical dimensions; as well as the relation of music to mass media (radio, television, the internet) and the film and music industries.