21M.065 Introduction to Musical Composition

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Through a progressive series of composition projects, students investigate the sonic organization of musical works and performances, focusing on fundamental questions of unity and variety. Aesthetic issues are considered in the pragmatic context of the instructions that composers provide to achieve a desired musical result, whether these instructions are notated in prose, as graphic images, or in symbolic notation. No formal training is required. Weekly listening, reading, and composition assignments draw on a broad range of musical styles and intellectual traditions, from various cultures and historical periods. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.065 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by K. Makan.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 24-033F.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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