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Spring 2022 Music GU4230 section 001
Sounding Alternative Perspectives in Ele
Sounding Alt Persp in Ele

Call Number 14450
Day & Time
Location
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
320H Prentis Hall at 632 W 125th St
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Suzanne Thorpe
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description In this seminar we will explore examples of electronic music composition and practice as propositions that centered situated perspective and dialogic world-making in the creative space as a means of resistance. We will look at historical and contemporary figures that animated alternative identity articulations, proposed distributed power dynamics, and challenged environmental bifurcations from the grounded and speculative province of music making. We will engage feminist methodologies in our approach, as they uphold the supposition that practice is praxis and scholarship, and support collective learning techniques. Readings in critical theory, musicology, and media studies will support our research as well as practice-based projects. With this seminar we will ask how electronic music functioned(s) as place or form of identity formation and challenge to normative expression. Can electronic music work as an experience that resists patriarchal and/or colonial structures or disciplines? What strategies have been taken that reset or rescript techno-masculinist spaces, tools and practices? And how can we create an analysis method that makes these qualities legible? No in-depth experience with either computers or electronic music is required, though music and sound will be the principle focus of our inquiry. Interdisciplinary methods of critical response and analysis will be explored in this class.
Web Site Vergil
Department Music
Enrollment 9 students (15 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, July 2, 2022
Subject Music
Number GU4230
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Classes will be held on Tuesdays 04:10-06:00 pm in Prentis
Section key 20221MUSI4230W001

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