Music 218 - Colloquium: Music and the Moving Body

Colq: Music & the Moving Body

Maeve Sterbenz

W 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM; M 1:40 PM - 2:55 PM

Smith College
Sage 16
This course considers connections between human movement and music from the perspective of performance, analysis, history and cognition. Discussions include music and gesture, music performance, the role of the body in listening, and the co-constitutive relationship between music and dance. Students develop a deeper awareness of music’s fundamentally embodied nature and learn about a variety of different ways in which movement-music interaction has historically shaped artistic practices. Course readings address a range of different styles including Western classical music, modernist and avant garde music, Hip hop, pop, country, gospel, West African music, Salsa and Gamelan. Enrollment limited to 18.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.