The Five Obstructions (MCO4125.01)

Nicholas Brooke

A song feedback collective, focused on how musical restrictions can spur us to growth. Over the course of the term, students will write 5 songs (or revise a single song in radical ways) based on the critique and decisions of the group. We’ll discuss how to form supportive but insightful critique while challenging each other to go new places. What does it take to create a song based on someone else’s text, completely a capella, or without a single chord? How do you welcome in new materials and collaborators, from across genre and style?

Prerequisites: submission of two songs (in any form) to by November 15
Credits: 2
M 3:40-5:30
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Composition.