Theory of Composition 6

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
186TS6 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

An understanding of contemporary theoretical works regarding music analysis and composition.

Mode of study

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The text is in preparation.

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

Course contents

Elliot Carter

Non-european rhythms.


Iannis Xenakis.

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. Stable URL:

Double concerto : for harpsichord and piano with two chamber orchestras

Cage, John. Silence. Praha: tranzitdispay, 2010

Elliott Carter : collected essays and lectures, 1937-1995. Ed. Jonathan W. Bernard. Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 1997.

Double concerto : for harpsichord and piano with two chamber orchestras

Grafické partitury a koncepty : Graphic scores and concepts. Praha : Audio ego , 1996.

Reina, Rafael. Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques to Western Music. London, New York : Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4724-5150-7

XENAKIS, Iannis. Formalized music. Hillsdale : Pendragon Press, 1992.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in discussions and the final test.



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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