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History of Contemporary Music Composition



This course gives the student a chance to explore in detail many of the main currents and counter-currents of thought and practice in composed music since the Second World War. We will discuss the aesthetics, the compositional techniques and the career histories of many of the most influential artists who came to prominence in these decades. The ways in which western compositional traditions have enriched themselves through encounters with other art forms, non-traditional notations, and with jazz, various forms of popular music, electronic music and the music of other traditions, will be important themes throughout. We will look at the writing and the scores of a range of significant creative musicians from the late 1940s to the present and listen closely to recordings of their work.

Date, time and location

2018-2019, 2nd Semester

Thursdays from 15.30-17.30 hrs.

First meeting: Thursday 7th February 2019
Last meeting: Thursday 13th June 2019

No meetings on:
Thursday 28 February 2019
Thursday 7 March 2019
Thursday 14 March 2019
Thrusday 6 May 2019
Thursday 30 May 2019

Location: SON15 (Varèsezaal), Koninklijk Conservatorium, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, Den Haag, tel. 070 315 15 15.


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Voor andere vakken op het gebied van muziek en beeldende kunst, zie s.v.p.:
Keuzevakken muziek en beeldende kunsten