21M.065 Introduction to Musical Composition


Class Info

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 2017). It is instructed by K. Makan.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-364.

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

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21M.065 was rated 5.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Musical Composition site or on the 21M.065 Stellar site.

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