This sound art history course introduces individuals to some contemporary sound artists and experimental musicians, as well as its origins in early technology. The class will focus on the subtle distinctions that separate the medium from ornamental music, as well as concepts around production, exhibition and performance. The general format of the class will be an introduction to a topic followed by deep listening and discussion of prominent sound pieces. Students will be guided in developing a relationship with the history of the medium, as well as its current evolution. Individuals will be asked to present a piece of their choosing that displays relevancy to the topics being discussed at the beginning of each class.
Marc Manning received a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in Printmaking and an MFA from California College of Art in Painting. He currently lives and works in San Francisco as a painter and sound artist. He has performed and showed his work on both coasts as well as a few international exhibitions. He is interested in the spiritual space that a painting or sound piece can open up, and sees these practices as collaborations with unseen forces around him.