Music, Idealism and Multimedia

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Music, Idealism and Multimedia

Spring 2021

Taught By: Barry Salmon

Section: A

CRN: 7495

Credits: 3

This seminar will consider relations of music and idealism in the construction and apprehension of the multimedia work of art. More than once, by more than one commentator, it has been said that all art aspires to the condition of hybridity, that the work of art makes its claim across the senses. This seems commonplace to us; the rhythm of the painting, the musicality of the text, the visuality of music. But more than that, for we late or post- moderns, the multimedia work of art seems to be as much a mode of interpretation as it is production. We may just think of ourselves as interpretive synaesthetes, freely roaming across disciplines, encouraged and arguably enabled by emergent digital technologies that allow us as makers and/or interpreters to more easily reorder our worldviews. Yet this is certainly not new. From Homeric poetry to tragedy, opera, cinema and now digital multi-media art forms, thinkers and makers ranging from Aristotle to Wagner, from Berg to Stravinsky, from Kendrick Lamar, (whose stunning performance rocked hearts and souls at the 2016 Grammys) to Lil Nas X, have sought to reorder our worldviews by bringing together music, philosophy and image. The class will historically consider the Multimedia Work of Art, the roles of music and idealism as heralded by Wagner in the "Artwork of the Future" and as celebrated by Nietzsche as the "Birth of Tragedy" … "Out of the Spirit of Music."

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

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: 6:31am 2/25/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021