Theory of Composition 4

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186TS4 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

An understanding of basic past theory works and mainly the present regarding analyses of music works and composition.

Mode of study

Lectures and analysis of provided documents. Student self-study according to the instructor.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Regular participation in lessons and active participation in discussions. Study of assigned study literature for the final test.

Course contents

TIme in music.

Olivier Messiean and his compositional procedures..

Microtonal music I - EDO, notation, systems.

Graphical scores, indeterminism.

Recommended or required reading

LONDON, J. Hearing in Time : Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004

GRISEY, G. Tempus ex Machina: A composer's reflections on musical time. Contemporary Music Review, 1987, vol 2:1, s. 239-275

TICHÝ, Vladimír. Úvod do studia hudební kinetiky. Praha : HAMU, 1994

MESSIAEN, Olivier. The technique of my musical language. Paris : LEDUC 1987. ISBN/ISMN/ISSN: 2-85689-058-X

MESSIAEN, Olivier. Traité de rythme, de couleur, et d'ornithologie. I-VII. Paris : LEDUC.

HINDEMITH, Paul. The Craft of Musical Composition Book 1, 2. New York : Schott, 1984.

HINDEMITH, Paul. Unterweisung im Tonsatz : theoretischer Teil.

Unterweisung im Tonsatz. II., Übungsbuch für den zweistimmigen Satz

Mainz : Schott's Söhne, 1937.

Ludus tonalis

HRADECKÝ, Emil. Paul Hindemith : svár teorie s praxí. Praha : Supraphon, 1974.

Disertace Mylese Skinnera -

Assessment methods and criteria

The mark are obtained based on the final test.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 2057
Učebna 2057

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Wed 13:40–15:10 Iva OPLIŠTILOVÁ Učebna 2057
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