Sound and Music as Communication: A Social Semiotic Approach

Sound and Music as Communication: A Social Semiotic Approach

This series of lectures provides an introduction to the communicative use of sound, and music drawing mainly on social semiotic theories and models along with others from linguistics, the sociology of music and sound and from multimodality. Lectures introduce tools for analysing how we can use sound to communicate and demonstrate how these can be […]

Musical Gesture

Course Description Gesture is movement that may be interpreted as significant. Musical gesture presents more challenging problems, since it must often be inferred from notation and an understanding of performance practice and style. These lectures will assume much of the historical argument and concentrate instead on semiotic and speculative theoretical approaches to interpretation grounded in […]