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Introduction to Experimental Music
MUSC 109 FA
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,
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,
with younger crossover composers, including Laurie Anderson, Glenn Branca, John Zorn and others. The course includes lectures, demonstrations and performances, occasionally by guest lecturers.
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC: CAGE AND BEYOND, Michael Nyman, Schirmer Books
SILENCE, John Cage, Wesleyan Press
SOFTWARE FOR PEOPLE, Pauline Oliveros
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Five quizzes on specific topics and composers. One research paper. One final exam. Periodic listening tests.
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- Instructor(s): Lucier,Alvin A.
- Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: RHH003;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 100)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 10
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 10 SO: 30 FR: 40
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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