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Contemporary Music (6 points)


Leader: Craig De Wilde

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A survey of the primary musical styles and compositional trends of the twentieth century. Representative source works are analysed and the major musical figures of the period are discussed. Topics include the transition from nineteenth century Romanticism, impressionism, expressionism, the atonal revolution, neo-classicism, the twelve-tone system, serialism (including integral serialism), constructivism (electronic music and extended techniques), indeterminancy, neo-Romanticism, and minimalism. Contemporary Australian music is also considered within this context.

Assessment: Listening mid-term examination (45 minutes): 20% + Listening final examination (90 minutes): 40% + Major essay (2250 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hour lecture per week

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