Compositional Approaches since WWII

An introduction to new approaches to composition in the past 50 years, focusing on electronic, chamber, and orchestral music from America, Europe, and Asia. The course will be listening-intensive. It is appropriate for both performers and composers. Lectures will attempt to situate each composer/composition discussed on 5 spectra - Cultural Intersection, Politics, Notion of “Sound”, Process/Systems, and Technology. Students will be required to perform and/or compose short works that address the compositional approaches presented.

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