Composition Seminar 10
|2 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study
Name of lecturer(s)
Slavomír HOŘÍNKA, Luboš MRKVIČKA, Michal NEJTEK, Michal RATAJ, Jan TROJAN
The Composition Seminar is the main internal platform for professional communication within the department. However, it is also open to invited guests. The main focus is the presentation of the students' own work, who present their finished or in-progress compositions. The typical seminar demonstration consists of presenting one's own professionally informed commentary on the composition, listening to a recording (even simulated by computer), exceptionally in the form of a live performance, and reading the score. This is followed by a pre-prepared opinion / critique on the piece, written by another composition student, and a moderated discussion. For the needs of international students, the performance may include a summation of essential information about the presented composition in English.
Other objectives of the seminar are:
- to provide information on the latest news in the field and discussion and evaluation of events including the department's concerts
- performances and presentations of guest works
- discussion of issues of technique, aesthetics and other aspects of music making
- improving students' analytical and formulative skills,
- practical application of professional terminology and theoretical knowledge
The student can describe their creative intentions, present their work, apply professional terminology according to their knowledge, discuss and argue knowledgeably.
Prerequisites and other requirements
a) appropriate knowledge of composition issues
b) sufficient music theory knowledge
c) corresponding formulation skills
d) overview of the history of contemporary music composition.
Scores and recordings of the discussed compositions
Materials provided by invited guests
Texts of opponents
Evaluation methods and criteria
Participation in the seminar, quality of outputs, activity and contribution to the discussion are evaluated.
At least 1 individual presentation during the semester is mandatory - usually a presentation of one’s own work. Presentation of another relevant topic (e.g. an interest in somebody else's composition) is also considered to have fulfilled the obligation.
Compulsory attendance: 70 %
Course web page
Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:
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The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Composition-Specialization electroacoustic music (Mg) (required main subject)
- Composition-Specialization Film Music (Mg) (required main subject)
- Composition (Mg) from 2022/23 (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Composition-Specialization Composition (Mg) (required main subject)