Music and Collective Action

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Music and Collective Action

Spring 2023

Taught By: Daniel Blake

Section: A

CRN: 13602

Credits: 4

This course looks at the history of musical collectives in relation to social and political activism. Social justice ideology reaching far beyond the bandstand is often the binding force that glues creative communities together, as can be seen in examples as wide ranging as the Harlem Renaissance, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM), and humanitarian benefit concerts like the Concert for Bangladesh. In addition to surveying historical examples, students will also undertake a group concert production assignment connecting a musical program with a social justice project. By combining historical analysis with practical production skills, the course will help students develop new and creative approaches to activism that can address today’s complex world.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 5:18pm 8/19/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023