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Neo-Futurist Radio: Experiments in Audio
Winter 2023 not offered

This course will immerse students in the unique form of performance-making called Neo-Futurism as well as teach them how to create their own Neo-Futuristic work for radio. The four key principles of Neo-Futurism are (1) you are who you are, (2) you are doing what you're doing, (3) you are where you are, and (4) the time is now. These guiding principles shape honest, personal, timely, relatable stories that are crafted with compelling framing and presented in audio or on stage.

During the intensive, students will learn how to express their voice through the Neo-Futurist lens in writing exercises, study of specific works, and visits from members of the New York, Chicago, and San Francisco Neo-Futurist ensembles. Students will also be introduced to techniques of sound recording and editing (working primarily with the software Adobe Audition), in addition to expansive and experimental methods of developing sonic perspectives for their work. The course will culminate with students writing, performing, recording, and designing a small collection of Neo-Futurist audio plays to be featured in a special episode of the show "Hit Play" along with pieces from students at Oberlin College. These pieces will be developed throughout the course by methods of group critique, generative feedback, and sound designing sessions. Online Course. Special Schedule: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. + 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (1/10-1/11, 1/13, 1/16, 1/18, 1/20); 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (1/12, 1/17, 1/19, 1/23)
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on FEB-01-2023
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