Taking the Car (that drives your Music) Apart (MCO4378.01)

Kitty Brazelton

My interest as a composer is in helping you to study yourself. Switching from the car analogy to one of fabric, tiny choices, tiny filaments of decision, are what accumulate to form your music. And the cognitive pattern of musical identity, your colors and plaids, emerge from those details. A portion of this study is what we call “theory”. Some of it is what we call “style”—but sometimes you must question the “musts” of musical style, because as we all know you can be a slave to fashion. Exercises designed by me to help you examine your micro-musical ideations, will alternate with your active application of what you learn through those exercises. The canvas will be the recording. Threaded throughout is the paramount importance of live interaction. So collaboration and discussion with your course-mates will run through all. Interwoven with one-on-one moments with your instructor.

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Prerequisites: Courses in music theory, recording, composition and music performance. Students are responsible for gaining access to and understanding of music software on home computer or DAW. Permission of instructor.
Corequisites: Willingness to show work in Music Workshop on Tuesday evenings.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
M 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Composition , Entirely Remote
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