MUSICOL 122 - Intro World Music
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Drawing on the discipline of ethnomusicology –the study of music in and as culture, this course examines the ways in which meanings, behavior, and identities are constructed. By investigating the soundscapes of selected world cultures in the US [including Native America], Latin America, South India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Papua New Guinea, African diaspora in the US, Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa, this course enhances critical reflection upon the multiple views of world soundscapes and calls to mind the intertwining nature of sonic-spatial practices, discourses about such practices, as well as the social/political conditions that give rise to such sonic-spatial practices in the first place. We will draw particular attention to the ways that religious, political, and economic factors shape identities among various performers and consumers of soundscapes. Positioning varying practices of soundscapes within the context of postcolonial, technological, as well as transnational development, we will critically analyze the ever-changing balance between traditional and modern ideas of soundscapes – in systems of learning, performance techniques, as well as ways of writing, circulating, and recording music.


MUSICOL 122 - Intro World Music
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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