Spring 2023 Music GR8256 section 001

COMPOSING FOR DANCE

Call Number 12331
Day & Time
Location
R 10:10am-12:00pm
620 Dodge Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Zosha C Di Castri
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The course presents tools, techniques, methodologies, and concepts for composing original music for dance (both acoustic and electronic). Composers will develop a work for dance, culminating in a showing at the end of the semester (most likely digital for 2021). Weekly meetings will be used to discuss the unique challenges (both practical and aesthetic) that this type of interdisciplinary collaboration raises, and to troubleshoot potential solutions. Students will examine case studies of collaborative composer/choreographer pairs (especially from the last 75 years), as potential models for working via the study of artist statements, interviews, articles, videos, and classroom discussions with invited guests. No prior experience writing for dance is necessary. Basic familiarity with a digital audio workspace (such as Logic Pro) is preferable. Non-composer music graduate students may also register (pending permission from the instructor), with a written research project in lieu of creative collaboration as their final assignment. 

Web Site Vergil
Department Music
Enrollment 7 students (12 max) as of 12:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject Music
Number GR8256
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231MUSI8256G001