Intuitive Electronics for Sound (MCO4362.01)

Jen Kutler

This course offers a hands-on introduction to electronic components, oscillators, circuit bending and sound transduction from an artistic perspective. Students will be guided through theory, construction and/or modification of their own set of electronic sound instruments. Areas of study will include circuit bending, theremins, ambient RF transducers, converting speakers into microphones, hacking found objects and in-depth discussion of meaningful methods of human interaction with electronics. At the end of the term, students will perform or record a piece with their new instruments. This course is a 4000-level course; however, it is open for students who have a background in electronics or engineering knowledge at any level (including beginners) and want to incorporate electronics in their projects.


Learning Outcomes:
Students will come away from the course with:
- Soldering skills, basic understanding of electronic components and how they work
- General knowledge of the physics of sound transduction, ability to circuit bend, and four of their own unique handmade instruments.
- A solid foundation for future electronics projects.




Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Send an email to our Music coordinator Gina Deibal via ginadeibel@bennington.edu, expressing your interest in the course
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
F 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , CAPA , Visual Arts , Composition , Fully In-Person
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