Seminar in Comparative Music Theory|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course will explore working methods and methodological assumptions of the fields of music theory, analysis, and music-theory pedagogy. Topics will include Schenkerian analysis, set theory, theories of rhythm and meter, neo-Riemannian theory, metaphor and embodied meaning, popular music studies, song analysis, and music perception. Readings will include scholarship that interrogates and crosses the disciplinary boundaries between music theory, music history, and ethnomusicology.
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Kevin Korsyn, Decentering Music: a critique of contemporary musical research (Oxford, 2003)
Lawrence Zbikowski, Conceptualizing Music: cognitive structure, theory, and analysis (Oxford, 2002)
Mark Perlman, Unplayed Melodies: Javanese Gamelan and the Genesis of Music Theory (University of California, 2004)
Further readings by David Lewin, Carl Schachter, Richard Cohn, Joseph Kerman, Lori Burns, and Justin London.
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Weekly response papers, final research or analytical paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is designed primarily for Ph.D. candidates in Ethnomusicology, but MA students in Composition are also encouraged to enroll.
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