Remote but Intensively Collaborative Composition (MCO4126.01)

Kitty Brazelton

How I imagine this course starting out:

One person makes a melody—a single line—and records it. It is now a “thing.” The next person takes that “thing” and adds another “thing.” When the 2nd person shows the two “things,” we talk about what “thing two” does to “thing one.” In detail. In this way, we will incorporate theory and even history (through musical genre and cultural implications thereof), as we talk about what “things” can do to each other in music.

Where this leads. Bigger and bigger combinations of ideas, meaning and sound. We will culminate with an online concert event of our own design. Leading up to that, we will “post” bits of our process—like a trail of breadcrumbs—on chosen site venues.

Where does it go? Don’t know…


Learning Outcomes:
- Collaboration in music
- Learning about oneself
- The role of recording in composition


Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. You must have your own DAW and a way to play back music for the class.
Corequisites: Willingness to show work at Music Workshop
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Remotely Accessible , All courses , Composition
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