MUL 2010 week 2
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Date Created: 01/10/16
January 11, 2016 Gyӧrgy Ligeti Poḗme Symphonique for 100 Metronomes Music doesn’t have to have extramusical associations Programmed music vs absolute music o Programmed music: music with extramusical (external) meaning and implications o Absolute music: music for music’s sake Formalistic music has structure (compare to cubism and Picasso) The definition of music is relative Oxford Music Online o “Imposing a single definition flies in the face of the broadly relativistic, intercultural, and historically conscious nature of this dictionary” What is sound? o Vibration of air around or in an object o Measured in hertz (waves per second) What is noise? o White, pink, purple, etc o Sound particles (different sounds) pressed together Cathy Berberian Stripsody o Is it music? Three stages of hearing o Hearing: the physical part- vibrations hitting the ear drum o Listening: intentional, understanding o Attentiveness: is a process/ art with concentration and consciousness Analysis Interpretation January 13, 2016 John Cage 4’33” What is silence? o Absence of noise and sound o There is no silence o Harvard echoless chamber How many types of music can you name? One possible classification o World music: local and regional music traditions Geographic and ethnic origins Usually oral Noncommercial Ex. Balinese Gamelan o Popular music: usually appeals to a wider audience Music industry Mass media Ex. Adele – Set Fire to the Rain o Western art music (classical music): specific body of work produced by the Western people from medieval until now Notation Composed by individuals Stylistically diverse Western Art Music Medieval (400-1430) o Ex. Leonin’s Pascha Nostrum Organum Two voice organum Renaissance (1430-1600) o Ex. Palestrina’s Motet for 5 voices Polyphony: simultaneous melodic lines Baroque (1600-1750) o Monteverdi’s Opera L’Orfeo Classical (1750-1820) Romance (1820-1900) Modern (1900-present)
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