Space is the Place: The Music and Life of Sun Ra (MPF2146.01)

Michael Wimberly

This course takes a look at the life of Herman Blount, a prolific jazz composer, pioneer of electronic music and creator of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Blount, aka Sun Ra, was quite controversial because of his eclectic music, “theatrical” live performances and unorthodox lifestyle. He claimed that he was of the “Angel Race” and not from Earth, but from Saturn (after experiencing an alien abduction). Sun Ra’s music touched on the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing and bebop to free-jazz.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency:
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