Spring 2017 : Music, Sound, and Embodiment - MUSI 4520

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Spring 2017 : Music, Sound, and Embodiment - MUSI 4520


Wed. Jan 18, 2017 - Tue. May 2, 2017 (15 weeks)
Every Monday, Wednesday from 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM


Old Cabell Hall 113

We will consider various intersections among sound, music, consciousness, and embodiment. Topics will include the embodied experiences of performers, embodiment in relation to listeners’ experiences of classical music, trance states, music therapy, subjectivity in clubbing, improvisation, environmental sound, and the experimental practices of John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and the Fluxus group. Class meetings will include discussion of readings and extensive experiential work (contemplation, movement, improvisation, and performances from verbal scores).

No enrollment requirements or requirment designation.

Instructor: Fred Maus

This course is offered by the Music department.