MCS373H1: Materialities of Music

Hours

24L

Previous Course Number

VIC373H1

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 9.0 credits
Exclusion
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)