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
2019-2020, 2nd Semester
Wednesdays, 13.00-15.00 hrs.
First meeting: Wednesday 5 February 2020.
Last meeting: Wednesday 10 June 2020.
Room SON B2, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, Den Haag, tel. 070 315 15 15.
Inschrijven via uSis.
Voor andere vakken op het gebied van muziek en beeldende kunst, zie s.v.p.: Keuzevakken muziek en beeldende kunsten