Investigation of specialized topics in areas such as music history, literature, musical cultures and performance issues. Recent offerings have included Jazz Styles and Analysis, Psychology of Music, and Mind, Body & Wellness.
|MUS 230 or consent of instructor||1/2-1 course|
Current Semester InformationBonnie Whiting
395A: Tps:Cage & Exp Trends
Tps:John Cage and Trends in Experimentalism
In celebration of the recent centennial of composer John Cage's birth, this course functions as a survey of Twentieth Century experimental music through the lens of this iconic composer's prolific and diverse offerings. Exploring Cage's connections and influences from Satie to Boulez to Sonic Youth, we will also spend time learning how to listen to, talk about, and write about this non-traditional music. Students will engage in a final project and presentation that is related to performance or research. Prerequisite: MUS 230. Materials: readings and listenings online and on reserve in the music library.