Aesthetics of Recorded Sound 2

Course Code: MEP 3051

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This is a continuation of an advanced listening and technical ear training course designed for the musician who wishes to improve their awareness of recorded sound. Analysis of a diverse array of recordings is undertaken to further develop the student's ability to analyze the production techniques employed to communicate an emotion. Through the development of technical vocabulary and graphical techniques, students will refine the ability to communicate their artistic vision and aesthetic observations. Discussion topics will include spatial attributes, spectral qualities, microphone selection and placement, immersive formats, loudness and the role of the recordist in shaping the aesthetic.