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Contemporary Music: Theories

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Contemporary Music: Theories
Fall 2024
Taught By: Ivan Raykoff
Section: A

CRN: 1595

Credits: 4

This course explores the fundamental elements of musical sounds and works through practical, scientific, historical, and cross-cultural perspectives with the aim of inspiring students’ musical creativity. Topics range from the abstract or philosophical (such as interval ratios and “the music of the spheres”) to practical applications (such as tuning systems and the functions of dissonance in harmony). The first half of the course, “Basics and Beats,” focuses on dynamics and durations in music, including poetic and musical meters, rhythm, and syncopation. The second half of the course, “Tones and Modes,” explores pitch in terms of basic acoustics, melodic and harmonic structures (such as scales and chords, not limited to the major/minor keys), and notation. Students engage with these topics through readings, guided listenings, and short analysis papers. This course is required for Lang Contemporary Music majors/minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 2:06am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 050
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024
Contemporary Music: Theories
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ivan Raykoff
Section: A

CRN: 6964

Credits: 4

This course explores the fundamental elements of musical sounds and works through practical, scientific, historical, and cross-cultural perspectives with the aim of inspiring students’ musical creativity. Topics range from the abstract or philosophical (such as interval ratios and “the music of the spheres”) to practical applications (such as tuning systems and the functions of dissonance in harmony). The first half of the course, “Basics and Beats,” focuses on dynamics and durations in music, including poetic and musical meters, rhythm, and syncopation. The second half of the course, “Tones and Modes,” explores pitch in terms of basic acoustics, melodic and harmonic structures (such as scales and chords, not limited to the major/minor keys), and notation. Students engage with these topics through readings, guided listenings, and short analysis papers. This course is required for Lang Contemporary Music majors/minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 2:06am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 050
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024