Cross-Cultural Improvisation

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Cross-Cultural Improvisation

Spring 2019

Taught By: Evan Rapport

Section: A

CRN: 7043

Credits: 3

This course examines many different approaches to improvisation practiced by musicians throughout the world and the various genres, repertoires, and performance styles connected with these approaches. Our topics will include some of the more popular subjects--jazz, Indian classical music, and modal improvisation practices--as well as less traveled areas, such as song dueling, dance/drum dialogues, praise-song performance, the Persian radif, and simulated improvisation. Students will also critically examine the sociocultural associations of improvisatory practices, and the concept of "improvisation" in relation to "composition." A basic knowledge of Western music notation, and the willingness to participate in ensemble music-making, are both required.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment 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: 10:12am 6/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019