March 17


Rationalism, Structure, Science

1. On Boulez

2. Structuralism. Sound parameters, analytical/logical/rational point of view. Virtues and criticism.

3. Stockhausen's article time passes...

The audience of Boulez, Stockhausen & al.

[Assignment for the Spring Break: start final paper. Options:

  1. Analyze a major piece and show how it illustrates a particular world view
  2. Take a philosopher or school of thought and show how it influenced the arts and/or a particular composer and/or work)
Be prepared to report back preliminary results after the break]

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