Music Analysis for Composers 6
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|186SSPS6||exam||2||2 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study||English, Czech||summer|
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students are able to independently identify compositional practices in specific pieces and select appropriate analytical methods. They approach analysis in a creative manner, able to discern the composer's intentions and interpretative demands for specific compositions.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
To familiarise students with compositions by major composers which utilise compositional systems typical of the second half of the 20th century.
- complex metro-rhythmic structures
- stochastic music
- graphic and verbal scores
- analysis of selected parts of the compositions discussed
- comparison of the students' analyses and discussion
- presentation of final analyses and discussion
Recommended or required reading
BERNARD, Jonathan W. The Evolution of Elliott Carter's Rhythmic Practice. Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer, 1988), pp. 164-203.
CAGE, John. Silence. Praha: tranzitdispay, 2010.
DELIO, Thomas. Twentieth century music scores. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989.
Graficke partitury a koncepty : Graphic scores and concepts. Praha: Audio ego, 1996.
LONDON, Justin. Hearing in Time : Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
SIMMS, Bryan R. Music of the twentieth century : an anthology. New Jersey: Schirmer, 1986.
XENAKIS, Iannis. Formalized music. Hillsdale: Pendragon Press, 1992.
Sheet music and recordings of the analysed compositions.
KOSTKA, Stefan. Materials and techniques of twentieth-century music. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, c2006.
LEEUW, Ton de. Music of the twentieth century: a study of its elements and structure. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2005.
LESTER, Joel. Analytic approaches to twentieth-century music. New York: W.W. Norton, 1989.
SIMMS, Bryan R. Music of the twentieth century : style and structure. New Jersey: Schirmer, 1996.
STEIN, Deborah. Engaging music : essays in music analysis. New York Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final grade is determined by active participation in the lessons and a 30-minute presentation of an independently prepared comprehensive analysis of a composition corresponding to the discussed material (the student will provide a score, a recording and an analytical diagram, which he/she will present for discussion (40 %).
The examination consists of a defence of a written version of the independent analysis, with the corrections resulting from the discussion during the presentation incorporated (60 %).
Compulsory attendance: 80 %.
Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Composition (Mg) from 2022/23 (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)