VIC373H1: Materialities of Music

Hours: 
24L

Music is often understood as the most ephemeral and transcendent of the fine arts, even if that means overlooking the physical realities of music's production and dissemination. We will examine these materialities here, from paper and technologies of print, through to instruments for making and studying sound, and architectural spaces for its market circulation; we will see how music and its instruments provided the raw material for the emergence of a nineteenth-century science of acoustics.

Prerequisite: 

Completion of 6.0 FCE

Recommended Preparation: 

0.5 FCE in Creative Expression and Society, Material Culture, or Music.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)