ICSM 11000 - 02
ICSM-HNR: The Album
MWF 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM, W 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
For over sixty years, albums were to music what novels are to literature: the site of major statements, expression, and experimentation. But we live now in a moment of change when it comes to how we listen to music, how we use sound, how we understand physical objects and technology, and how we relate our individual and collective identity to aesthetic taste. Using a variety of case studies, this class studies the album as both an artifact and an idea(l), asking what it reveals (or hides) in culture, and listening through contexts of history, gender, race, and technology to hear the message of this medium. This course is available only to those students accepted onto the Honors Program.