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    Vassar College
  Dec 11, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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MEDS 382 - The Arts of Silence

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Is silence the opposite of sound? Is it the space between sounds? Is sound an interruption of silence? Can silence be audible, visible, palpable, spiritual? How and what does it signify? The composer John Cage famously claimed that there is no such thing as silence. This course tests that notion by exploring the theory and practices of silence across a range of arts, including rhetoric, literature, comics, film, drama, music, and meditation. Leslie Dunn.


Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

Two 2-hour periods.

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