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Music and Embodiment
MUSC 518
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: GRAD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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