Introduction to Experimental Music|
This course is a survey of recent electronic and instrumental works, with emphasis on the works of American composers. Starting with early experimentalists John Cage and Henry Cowell, germinal works of Earl Brown, Christian Wolff, and Morton Feldman will be studied; followed by more recent electronic and minimal works of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, Robert Ashley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Meredith Monk; finishing with younger crossover composers, including Laurie Anderson, Glenn Branca, John Zorn, and others. The course includes lectures, demonstrations, and performances, occasionally by guest lecturers.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC: CAGE AND BEYOND, Michael Nyman, Schirmer Books
SILENCE, John Cage, Wesleyan Press
SOFTWARE FOR PEOPLE, Pauline Oliveros
|Examination and Assignments: |
Five quizzes on specific topics and composers. One research paper. One final exam. Periodic listening tests.
|Instructor(s): Matthusen,Paula Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: RHH003; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 20|