HNRS 123

Muzak Musicology: Making Dollars and Sense of Place

Prerequisite: Open to first-year Honors students and permission of the instructor. This is a First-year Honors Inquiry course. Hotels, restaurants, retail stores, nightclubs, vacation spots - for many of these commercial spaces, music is a form of sonic architecture that provides cultural context and facilitates trade. It is a way to make dollars by making sense of spaces and places. this course allows students to explore select theories and practices of sonic architecture in the music industry. It culminates with a class sonic architecture project that allows students to creatively apply the information and skills developed during the course.