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CS92PROD
Introduction to Experimental Music
MUSC 109
Fall 2023
Section: 01  

This course is a survey of recent and historical electronic and instrumental experimental works. MUSC 109 begins with early experimentalists and germinal works of John Cage, then quickly moves to a wide range of composers working with idiosyncratic electronics, invented instruments, intermedia, sound art, and many other areas of sound exploration and inquiry.

Artists works include (and are not limited to) Henry Cowell, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman, Anthony Braxton, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, Alvin Lucier, La Monte Young, Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Robert Ashley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, Arthur Russell, John Zorn, and Julius Eastman. The course includes discussions of recent work by composers, performers, and sound artists such as Pamela Z, Tristan Perich, Guillermo Galindo, Lesley Flanigan, Jace Clayton (DJ /rupture), Holly Herndon, Raven Chacon, Jennifer Walshe, and Object Collection.

The course includes lectures, demonstrations, and performances, and occasional visits by special guests.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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