MUS506: Music and Materiality

Course Info

Music is a deeply material practice. From the human bodies that perform music and the instruments those bodies use to perform it, to the spaces in which music is experienced and the physical constitution of sound itself, music always involves material processes and things. This seminar examines music's materiality from a wide range of perspectives (Marxism, phenomenology, actor-network theory, etc.). Participants develop a thorough understanding of each of these approaches and evaluate their relative merits and limitations.


Sep 13, 2017 - Jan 16, 2018

Thursday 01:30 PM - 04:20 PM

Woolworth Music Center, Room 226

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