MUS319: Composition and Improvisation

Course Info

In this class we will consider a variety of strategies for combining improvisation and notated music, drawing on both contemporary concert music and jazz. We will look at the works of musicians such as Lutoslawski, Shostakovich, Coltrane, Stockhausen, and others, and will consider how technology might allow us to expand our musical possibilities (e.g. using iPads to facilitate harmonic coordination). The ultimate goal will be to imagine hybrid musics drawing on both classical and jazz traditions.

Time/Location:

Feb 04, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Wednesday 01:30 PM - 04:20 PM

New Music Building, Room E101

Class Type:

Lecture