May 25, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

MUSC 257 Experimental Music: a History of Sonic Discourse

College of Performing Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course will survey current and historical trends in experimental music: music that asks questions. Through listening to a wide variety of music and engaging with musicological texts, including American experimentalism, free jazz, the European avant-garde, prog rock, minimalism, and post punk, students will develop an understanding of how musicians and artists communicate with sound. Through an encounter with the historical development of this music, students will gain an understanding for the ways in which music making can reflect societal and cultural forces.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Music.
This course is not repeatable for credit.