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Learning Exercise: John cage and Experimental Music

Title:
John cage and Experimental Music
Material:
Description:
This lesson provides a survey of experimental music and its origins. It looks at some of the key contributors to the rise of this genre and the style of compostion they used.
Course: Music History

Info

Submitted by:
Joseph Irizarry
Date Last Modified:
February 29, 2012

Exercise

Students in an independent setting will read through the assigned article. The article covers history, concepts, theories, and composition styles of the era. Once students have finished reading the article, they will be instructed to watch the two examples from YouTube. These examples highlight the compositions of two of the composers mentioned in the reading. Students will then make an educated comment on each clip with the hashtag “#exmusic” to distinguish their writing. This comment will be submitted to the instructor.
Additional Information: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/cam032/98031731.pdf

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed

Topics

experimental music, music, music history, art, john cage

Requirements

Knowledge of music history and composition.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion students will be able to gain an understanding of the era of experimental music. Students will be familiar with origins, composers, and composition styles of the time.

Type of Task

  • Individual

Assessment

When students have an understanding of the material, they will be instructed to create a example of experimental music, and submit to the instructor.

Technical Notes

Will use reading material in addition to viewing samples of musical styles from YouTube. Will need to review student submitted samples of experimental music.
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