Seminar: The Recycled Orchestra – Vanesa Cortés-Rodríguez

In the “Recycled Orchestra” project we will explore how to make our own musical instruments from recycled materials, being the final goal the creation of a sound piece. Therefore it becomes central to understand the basic mechanisms of sound production (with musical instruments or the human voice), as well as how to use audio devices and software to record and edit sound. Have you ever tried to answer to yourself what sound is? Apparently easy questions hide a complexity that can only be addressed and revealed when looked from different perspectives. Focusing on acoustics (“the science of sound”), psycho- and electroacoustics, audio processing as well as sound art, this course seeks to provide students with a solid understanding of what sound is, as well as an overview of the most relevant tools to work with it.