Sound Truths: delving into forensic musicology and deep listening analysis
My course will be a practise-based wherein students will listen to a variety of music from unknown sources and discuss their findings. Creating unconventional systems of analysis through pictographs, surveys and other games, the aim is to convolve a space for deep listening without prejudice and curiosity for the diversity of personal responses. The students will extract information and create a sonification of their collective results. The exercise aims to place music in context according to elemental clues to see if the collectively, the results of the analysis will reveal truths about the music: the intention of the music, for whom it was written and the sort of environment in which it was performed. Sonifcation will take the form of a sound installation or performance, prepared to receive the results of the students and developed by the students themselves, creating an environment to effectively communicate information to an audience via sound and performance.