LMUS

2104

Underground Music Scenes

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Underground Music Scenes

Fall 2022

Taught By: Daniel Blake

Section: A

CRN: 14314

Credits: 4

Musicians who work in underground music scenes enjoy an aesthetic and cultural freedom that allows them to challenge and subvert the status quo in myriad ways. The cost of this freedom is that they also must struggle with significant hardships that often threaten their ability to survive as working artists. In adopting as a lens this tension between artistic freedom and survival, the course will look at how underground musicians are able to influence and reflect back to mainstream culture a more inclusive conception of race, gender, and class identities. In addition to providing cultural and historical context for the emergence of underground music scenes, students will learn to listen critically to a set of cross-disciplinary and transnational practices developed by underground musicians from diverse musical genres and cultures including jazz, punk, performance art, minimalism, and hip hop. Grading will be based on two reaction papers, one presentation, and a final research project into a present day underground music scene.

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: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (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: 6:28pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022

Underground Music Scenes

Spring 2022

Taught By: Daniel Blake

Section: A

CRN: 7046

Credits: 4

Musicians who work in underground music scenes enjoy an aesthetic and cultural freedom that allows them to challenge and subvert the status quo in myriad ways. The cost of this freedom is that they also must struggle with significant hardships that often threaten their ability to survive as working artists. In adopting as a lens this tension between artistic freedom and survival, the course will look at how underground musicians are able to influence and reflect back to mainstream culture a more inclusive conception of race, gender, and class identities. In addition to providing cultural and historical context for the emergence of underground music scenes, students will learn to listen critically to a set of cross-disciplinary and transnational practices developed by underground musicians from diverse musical genres and cultures including jazz, punk, performance art, minimalism, and hip hop. Course evaluations will be based on two reaction papers, one presentation, and a final research project into a present day underground music scene.

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: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 6:28pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/12/2022