Jonathan W Bernard
Advanced theoretical and analytical work in serialism and other nontonal systems. Prerequisite: MUSIC 471 or equivalent.
This sequel to Music 471 will focus on developments in European and American serial music from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Music by Messiaen, Boulez, Stockhausen, Babbitt, Stravinsky, and (possibly) Berio and Nono will be studied.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Enrollees can expect a seminar format, with a mixture of presentations by the instructor and the students.
Music 471 or the equivalent. Prospective enrollees who have not had 471 but who have equivalent preparation (including a basic understanding of pitch-class set theory and twelve-tone theory) should consult with the instructor before the first meeting of the course.
Class assignments and grading
Reading and analysis.
Class participation; presentation; final paper