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Contemporary Music: Theories

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Music: Theories

Fall 2021

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 (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 1:06pm 9/20/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/16/2021

Fund of Western Music

Spring 2021

Taught By: Ivan Raykoff

Section: A

CRN: 6964

Credits: 4

This course covers fundamental elements of music through practical, scientific, and historical perspectives with the aim of inspiring students’ musical creativity. The first half of the course, “Basics and Beats,” reconsiders familiar terms and concepts in music theory (starting with the words “Western” and “music” in the course title), then focuses on dynamics and durations in music, including poetic and musical meter, rhythm, and syncopation. The second half of the course, “Tones and Modes,” explores pitch in terms of acoustics, interval ratios, consonance and dissonance, melodic and harmonic structures (not only major/minor modes), and basic notation in treble and bass clefs. Students engage with these topics through guided listenings, readings, short response and process papers, quick quizzes, and creative projects. Course content will be delivered both synchronously, with Zoom seminar sessions during the scheduled classtime, and asynchronously with posted video lectures and discussion forums. This course is required for Lang Contemporary Music majors/minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 29

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021