Module 6: Sound Phenomena

This is our final module and will cover the current state of technology and how it impacted our listening experience. More specifically, we will discussion hypercompression and the loudness wars, AutoTune, lossy and lossless compressed audio algorithms, and music streaming. We will also discuss theories derived from a German scholar from the Frankfurt School in Germany, Theodor Adorno. Adorno discussed popular music and how it impacts society. We will cover his theory and discuss ways we can modernize his work and relate it to how we live today.