Music 408 E


(second half of the 20th. century)

Summer 2008

This course will cover composition techniques developed and used during the historical period between the end of WWII and present. It will include four major units:

  1. Integral Serialism and Aleatory Music
  2. Indeterminacy and Concept Music
  3. Music and Mathematics
  4. Music and Technology (Electro-acoustic Music)

There will be three assignments:

There will be a number of required readings (articles by Boulez, Cage, Stockhausen, Xenakis, etc.) which will be discussed in class. Participation in such discussins will count toward the final grade.

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