Composition & The Collaborative Impulse

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Composition & Collab Impulse

Fall 2019

Taught By: Jane Ira Bloom

Section: A

CRN: 5950

Credits: 2

Composers have often both collaborated with other artistic disciplines and drawn from extra-musical sources for inspiration for their work. Composition & The Collaborative Impulse is a music composition study/ seminar course for the development of advanced students’ original music composition that intersects with other disciplines and group investigation of topics on music collaboration with other arts and the sciences. The course consists of individually scheduled meetings with the instructor on a project of the student’s choosing and three group seminar meetings spaced throughout the semester on Thursdays from 11:00am – 12:50pm where topics in music composition in collaboration with other disciplines including theater, dance, film, literature, visual art and science will be discussed. As a class composers will also look at scores by contemporary music composers Charles Ives, Edgar Varese, George Crumb, and John Adams. Composers will discuss the direction and scope of their planned work with the other student composers in the first seminar meeting and will also present their work-in-progress at the second seminar meeting and final presentation on Dec 6th. Group conversation will focus on students’ different experiences translating concepts from other disciplines into music vocabulary and/ or communicating musical concepts to collaborators in other disciplines. Composers will be responsible for creating and submitting a final notated score and optional recording of their musical work by the end of the semester. Up to five composers will be selected to take part in the seminar. The first group seminar meeting will take place on Thus, Sept 6, 11:00am – 12:50pm. The second group composers meeting will take place on Thurs, Nov 1, 11:00am – 12:50pm and the final presentation will take place on Thurs, Dec 6, 11:00am -12:50pm. Attendance at each of these meetings is a prerequisite of the course. At the conclusion of the Fall 2018 semester, composers will be responsible for handing in a notated score of their musical work. An optional recording may also be submitted but not in place of a notated score. Selection for participation in the independent study course is at the discretion of the instructor.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Performance (JPER)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Group Lessons (G)

Max Enrollment: 12

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:16am 8/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 11:00am - 12:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 714

Date Range: 9/12/2019 - 9/12/2019

Days: Thursday

Times: 11:00am - 12:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 714

Date Range: 10/31/2019 - 10/31/2019