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Music Aesthetics, Criticism, Sociology and Psychology (6 points)


Leader: Margaret Kartomi and Reis Flora

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Judgements about music and musical activities are based on aesthetic presuppositions. The subject deals with the history and theory of music aesthetics and the history, theory and practice of music criticism, sociology and psychology. Issues discussed include music as text and work of art; value, greatness and genius; affection, formalism, program music, musical forgery, phenomenology of music, postmodern music aesthetics, perception and cognition of experimental music, and the 'styles of the future'.

Assessment: Written (2000 words): 40% + Examinations (2 hours): 40% + Exercises (500 words): 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (.5 hour lecture and 1.5 hour seminar) per week

Prerequisites: MUS2110 and MUS2120

Corequisites: at least two other third-year units

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