THEORY 460 - Special Courses
Section: 003
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Music Theory (THEORY)
Department: Music School
Class Misc Info:
Analysis of Modernist Music— “Four Crazies”.
Advisory Prerequisites:
250 or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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This course will attempt to integrate many streams of musical composition (beyond the notion of genre) in the late 20th-century by examining four masters who sometimes are judged as “peculiar, strange, or even crazy”: Sun Ra, Olivier Messiaen, Pauline Oliveros, and John Cage. By performing the music and hearing in-class performances, the class will make an effort to understand the music intellectually and experientially, as well as explore the deep spiritual/religious underpinnings of their music and lives. In addition, the class will devote roughly one month to Carnatic (South Indian) Singing as a means to more fully understand deep trends in Post-Modern Music.

Prerequisite: THEORY 250 or 259 or permission of the instructor.

THEORY 460 - Special Courses
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Note: Student Must have competed Theory 250 & Theory 259 or have received Permission of Instructor
002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
003 (LEC)
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:30PM
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