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Electronic Voices: Capturing and Reproducing SoundPioneer Works (159 Pioneer St Brooklyn, NY 11231) Map it $40
This class aims to demystify the invisible physical phenomenon that we process as sound. We will follow the mechanical and electrical pioneers of the 19th and 20th century as they spent sleepless nights trying to capture the minute fluctuations in air pressure that our brain effortlessly decodes as sound
This class will explain and re-create some of the experiments of the early sound recording pioneers and then go on to cover the history and techniques of sound manipulation through the acoustical, electrical, and digital eras.
In this class we will learn some the basics of early sound recording and reproduction and learn to build a makeshift phonograph using mechanical amplification. We will then move on to discuss electronics and electromagnetism and how they relate to recording and amplifying sound. We will eventually build a working speaker out of a post-it note, a wire, and a magnet.