STS 6312

STS 6312

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

From Switched-On Bach to Synthpop and EDM, since the late 1960s electronic synthesizers have expanded the sonic palette and identity formation of popular musicians, leading to new concepts of sound and performance as well as communal, technological, and human interfaces. This course will explore the cultural history of analog synthesizers and their progeny of digital devices (samplers, sequencers, drum machines) and desktop technologies that revolutionized popular music soundscapes and embodiment. Synthesis will be considered as both a musical technology and theoretical concept that together spark imagined cyborg identities and post-human futures, challenging and resynthesizing categories of gender, sexuality, and race. Student will also have the opportunity to engage with Cornell's Robert Moog Archive and develop research, creative, or curation projects. This course is open to graduate students and fourth-year undergraduates by permission. Undergraduates should contact the instructor before enrolling.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 6312LGBT 6312MUSIC 6312

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19612 STS 6312   SEM 101

    • R Lincoln Hall 316
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Moseley, R

      Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person