UCC Launches MA in Experimental Sound Practice

UCC Launches MA in Experimental Sound Practice

Course draws on the vibrant sound art scene in Cork.

University College Cork has announced a new MA in Experimental Sound Practice.

Designed for artists of any discipline whose work involves an adventurous engagement with sound, the course includes modules in music technology, improvisation, experimental music, sound art, field recording and sound studies. 

The MA draws on the vibrant sound art scene in Cork, which focusses around experimental venues such as The Guesthouse. The launch of the MA was marked with SOUND SOUND DAY, a day-long event presented by UCC earlier in April. SOUND SOUND DAY included performance and talks from sound recordist Chris Watson, sound artist Danny McCarthy, composer Karen Power, the Cork Audio Visual Ensemble and more.

The MA in Experimental Sound Practice is a one-year full-time course, involving both taught components and a portfolio of creative work, but can also be taken part-time over 24 months.

Course lectures include John Godfrey (course coordinator), founder/director of Quiet Music Ensemble and a founding member of Crash Ensemble; Dr Jeffrey Weeter, composer, lecturer in composition and director of the Cork Audio Visual Ensemble; composer Dr Karen Power; sound artist Danny McCarthy; and musicologist Jill Rogers.

For full details, visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/cke78/

Published on 23 April 2018

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