Problematising the Concept of Sound: Pedagogy and Methodology

Malcolm Riddoch, Edith Cowan University Part of CW12

The presentation covers teaching and learning problems in the sonic arts sector involving developing a student appreciation of the musicality of environmental sound through an understanding of basic acoustics, psychophysiological and neuronal aspects of sound perception as well as a phenomenological uncovering of sound in itself. Practical aspects of aural training, field recording and multitrack acousmatic composition are also covered in terms of the balance between theoria and praxis in the classroom.