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Music
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MUS 102
Experimental Music: From 1952 to the Present
Spring

This course focuses on major developments in Experimental Music in the 20th and 21st centuries. Beginning with John Cage's notorious "silent" piece, 4'33", it extends the traditional definition of experimentalism to a musical movement that is global, multiethnic, and stylistically heterogeneous and includes music by Björk, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Yoko Ono, Julius Eastman, Sonic Youth, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Anderson. José Maceda, Halim El-Dabh, and many others.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
David Bernstein

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: MUS 101

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Historical Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment

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Last Updated: 6/23/17