This class will look at aesthetic and social aspects of sonic reappropriation over the last decades, and how sampling can question ideas of subjectivity, originality, and cultural identity. Topics will include the machine-age music of the 1920s, soundscape composition, the sampling/fair use movement of the 1980/1990s, turntablism, performance of karaoke and lipsyncing, and sample-based pop and hip-hop. Students will be expected to engage actively in discussion, focused around particular readings and problems in the history of sampling. There will also be a chance for students to create musical responses to the material in class.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , History
Tags: music , reappropriation , sampling