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Class Composition (111-0-1)


Benjamin Bartels Zucker

Meeting Info

Online: Tues, Thurs, 11:00AM - 12:20PM

Overview of class

In this course students will explore a variety of techniques for creating original music.  Through a series of conversations, readings, and projects, we will consider practical approaches to notation through notes, images, text, and sound, as well as theoretical considerations of the creative process, the connections between language and music, and how to assess a music's basic technical and contextual components. Class sessions will include discussions of assigned listening and reading, creative activities, and workshopping of your peers' compositions.  Weekly small projects will culminate in a more substantial final creative work. 

No prior background in music or performance is required (though it may be personally useful). Because of the remote format of the class, students should be resourceful in working with their peers and immediate surroundings—instruments, recordings, found objects, poetry, and movement may be included and worked with as 'music.' The only requirements are a willingness to experiment and to share original works in class.

Class Materials (Required)

No materials required for purchase. Assigned reading and other materials will be available on CANVAS.

Class Attributes

Synchronous:Class meets remotely at scheduled time