Learning Exercise

John cage and Experimental Music

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
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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.

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Audience

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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Requirements

Knowledge of music history and composition.

Topics

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

Type of Task

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.

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.