History of Contemporary Music Composition

Course description History of Contemporary Music Composition
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 5100KM59
Teacher(s):
  • Gabriel Paiuk Mson
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 2
Level: 300
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Description

This course gives the student a chance to explore in detail many of the main currents and counter-currents of thought and practice in composed music since the Second World War. We will discuss the aesthetics, the compositional techniques and the career histories of many of the most influential artists who came to prominence in these decades. The ways in which western compositional traditions have enriched themselves through encounters with other art forms, non-traditional notations, and with jazz, various forms of popular music, electronic music and the music of other traditions, will be important themes throughout. We will look at the writing and the scores of a range of significant creative musicians from the late 1940s to the present and listen closely to recordings of their work.

Date, time and location

Thursdays, 13:00-15:00.

Royal Conservatoire, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, 2595 CA Den Haag, 070 315 15 15

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.

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