Music and Embodiment|
This course will explore the role of the human body in music performance, transmission, and perception. Through discussion of interdisciplinary literature on embodiment, analysis of cross-cultural case studies, and ethnographic projects describing their embodied engagements with music, students will examine the biological and cognitive foundations of human musicality, the cultural and social dimensions of music as embodied practice and experience, and the body politics of musical expression and participation. Topics covered will include the role of movement and gesture in singing and instrumental playing; the interrelation of instrument morphology, body techniques, and music structure; the interplay of sound, space, and architecture; and intersections between human musicking, technology, and the environment.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected readings from works by John Blacking, John Baily, Judith Becker, Timothy Rice, Thomas Turino, Charles Keil, Steven Feld, Martin Clayton, Matthew Rahaim, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Forum posts, a midterm test, and a final project including a presentation and an essay
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|Instructor(s): Daukeyeva,Saida Times: .M..... 08:50AM-11:40AM; Location: OLIN327B; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 10||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: 10||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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