WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2012-2013       Home       Archive       Search
CS92PROD
Music Movements in a Capitalist Democracy
CSPL 333
Fall 2012
Section: 01  

This course will focus on music movements that have used the presentation, expression, and production of music and music events to facilitate socio-politico transitions. The vital context of these movements is the U.S. in particular, where the speed and power of commerce, as well as the concentration of capital, present unique opportunities for progressive values and goals in music.

We will look at huge events, like The Newport Festivals, Woodstock, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Lillith Fair, and Bonaroo and examine how these movements have both evolved and spread their tendrils into the world (if they have). We will also spend some time on smaller grassroots venues and music series in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and New York and see how blues, folk, punk, and "Americana" venues have affected and interacted with their communities. We will look at how music scenes evolved and grew and sometimes became institutions, like the Chicago Old Town School of Music.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-20-2019
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459