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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2020

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MUS 515SEM - Musicology Seminar
Musicology Seminar VAN Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23340   Enrollment Capacity:   12
Section:   VAN   Enrollment Total:   14
Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020   Status:   CLOSED

This class has multiple meeting patterns:

M,  3:40 PM - 5:10 PM,  Remote,  Remote
W,  3:40 PM - 5:10 PM,  Remote,  Remote
Experimental Music - This graduate seminar focuses on American Experimental Music from the 1960s and 1970s. Studying representative composers and pieces, we will examine the various ways in which music can be experimental. What differentiates this music from the modernist avant-garde tradition it rejected? How do experimental pieces redefine traditional notions of compositional intention, virtuosity, and musicality? In conjunction with close study of the music, we will spend our time reading primary documents written by composers and cultural critics of the era grappling with the ways in which experimental music challenged linear listening practices and perceptions and contributed to a New Sensibility and postmodern understandings of art. The class will attempt to understand each composer?s philosophy and aesthetics as well as the cultural and musical significance of American Experimental Music in the latter half of the twentieth century.
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