Contemporary Musical Practices

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Humanities Arts Cultural Stu

Course Number: 
0303
Institution: 
Hampshire College
This course will engage the important compositional practices of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Students will compose music using post-tonal pitch systems, new scalar and chordal constructions, and expanded formal and textural possibilities. We will focus on the creation of new, non-traditional hierarchies within musical systems with regard to intervals, notions of consonance and dissonance, asymmetrical meters, non-metrical rhythm, and tuning. Students will also be encouraged to develop new compositional strategies through the examination of existing practices such as polytonality, serialism, pitch-class composition, minimalism, and indeterminacy. Prerequisite: Tonal Theory 2.
Comments: 

Independent Work

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
310603

Course Sections

Contemporary Musical Practices
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Daniel Warner

dcwMB@hampshire.edu

10:30AM-11:50AM M,W

Music and Dance Building RECITAL