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Contemporary Music: Methods

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Music: Methods

Spring 2022

Taught By: Ivan Raykoff

Section: A

CRN: 6975

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to ways we can research, document, and interpret the diversity of musical experience, from definitions of "music" or "musicking" to tools for engagement with music as an artform and a way of life. We will examine historical, ethnographic, semiotic, sociological, and theoretical methods of music research to understand the questions they ask and the kinds of answers they intend to find. How and why do we interact with social and cultural communities through music? When would we decide to explore an archive, observe an activity, conduct an interview, research sources, or create our own primary sources? These are some of the questions that arise in researching any kind of music, or curating a concert, or putting together an album or a documentary film. Contemporary Music majors should complete this course before they begin their senior capstone project.

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: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 7:18pm 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

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

Contemporary Music: Methods

Fall 2021

Taught By: Evan Rapport

Section: A

CRN: 1498

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the various ways we can research, document, and interpret the diversity of musical experience, from definitions of "music" or "musicking" to practical applications of our liberal arts approach to music as an artform and a way of life. We will examine historical, ethnographic, semiotic, sociological, and theoretical methods of music research to understand the questions they ask and the kinds of answers they intend to find. How and why do we research music historically, for example? How and why do we interact with social and cultural communities through music? When would we decide to explore an archive, observe an activity, conduct an interview, find the most useful sources, or create our own primary sources? These are some of the questions that arise in researching any kind of music, or curating a concert, or putting together an album or a documentary film. This course focuses on the purpose and value of research methods as tools for engagement. Contemporary Music majors should complete this course at least one year before they begin their senior capstone project.

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: Yes

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: 7:17pm 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021