MUS242: Music After Modernism, 1945 to the Present

Course Info

A survey of concert music from the middle of the twentieth century through the present day. During this time, Eurocentric models gave way to a dizzyingly diverse array of styles and attitudes, calling the very identity of concert music into question. Topics include high modernism; experimental explorations; noise and silence; technology; spirituality; music for film and dance; interculturalism and cultural appropriation; commodification; acoustic ecology; politics; and identity and diversity. We ask, where does concert music 'fit' in today's cultural landscape? What is its nature, and where do its boundaries lie? And whose music is it?


Feb 05, 2018 - May 15, 2018

Monday/Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Woolworth Music Center, Room 106

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