Wild Sound Explorers

Stanford University

Wild Sound Explorers is an interdisciplinary course that explores the intersection between music and sound art, audio technology, and the natural sciences. Each student develops a personal approach to the use of natural sound as art by making original field recordings from which to creatively respond. Students gain skills in (1) listening to, understanding, and discussing natural sound, (2) field recording, including an introduction to portable recording devices and advanced mobile recording techniques, and (3) electronic music composition. Field recording sessions take place at local natural settings, featuring Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.