This course will provide students a fundamental understanding of how the practice of sound, music, and noise manifest so as to understand each from the perspective of an artist and musician. Through audio recordings, video performance documentation, and texts, this course will introduce students to practitioners in these fields as we examine those inside and outside contemporary art. Students will become familiar with practitioners from Tokyo, Beirut, Mexico City, and New York among others. The course will include a class visit by a contemporary composer, discussions, a site visit, and will require a short presentation. Note, this course is designed for students unfamiliar with aural practices who also want to dive into new sonic territories.
Daniel Melo Morales is a latinx artist and musician based in San Francisco. Melo earned a New Genres MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College. In 2019 he was selected by the J. Paul Getty Museum Senior Curator of Photography James A. Ganz for a group exhibition in upstate New York. His work in images and textile will be included at the South African Visual Arts Historians lectures in November 2019. He has shown in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, and San Francisco and his work is held in various private collections including in Colombia and the United States. His most recent collaboration was sponsored by Fundación Jumex for the SOMA Mexico City 10th Anniversary publication, X.View Gallery »