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Contemporary Music: Methods

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

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: 12:43pm 9/21/2021 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

Global Perspectives on Music

Spring 2021

Taught By: Lara Pellegrinelli

Section: A

CRN: 6975

Credits: 4

This course explores some of the many ways that people perform, experience, enjoy, and discuss music around the world. Case studies of specific culture areas and significant musicians are tied to local ethnography projects, enabling students to take advantage of the stunning diversity of global music traditions practiced in New York City. The course requires a significant amount of listening to music recordings, a midterm and a final exam, and a final paper. Students will read materials pertaining to ethnography, ethnomusicology, analysis of musical style, and musical exchanges, participate in seminar discussions, conduct and report on field research, and attend musical events. The course also covers basic elements of music and terminology, so previous musical experience and familiarity with Western music notation are not required. This course is one of the two required courses for Contemporary Music majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

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