University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Online Writing Course Summer 2014

Posted by Tim on May 16, 2014 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses, Summer Courses

Noise, Everyday Sounds, and Experimental Music. Genres of Music (MUS114). Online. Registration no. 12150. May 27-July 3.

-Develop writing skills

-Improve reading and critical thinking skills

-Learn to talk about music

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn to talk about music, starting from basics. No prior musical experience is required. The course will focus on music that uses new sounds and new ways of putting sounds together, specifically music that engages with everyday, non-musical sounds. The musicians we will study are interested in these sounds as a way to re-build music from scratch, and their music provides opportunities to learn about the fundamentals of music. The course will focus on works by John Cage, David Dunn, Helmut Lachenmann, and Max Neuhaus, among others.

Some examples of music we will study:

John Cage, Third Construction for four percussionists

John Cage, Water Walk for one performer

Helmut Lachenmann, Kontrakadenz for large orchestra