Dr. Peter Ivan Edwards
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
(65) 6516-6221 | email@example.com
Meetings: Tues and Fri from 11-11:50am, Seminar Room 4
Welcome to the homepage for MUT3201: Compositional Approaches since 1950. This course is an introduction to new approaches in composition developed during the past 50 years, focusing on chamber, orchestral, and electronic music from America, Europe, and Asia. The course is appropriate for both performers and composers. It will be listening intensive and require weekly contributions by you in the form of journal entries and basic research on composers. Class time will be dedicated to discussion about the composer(s) and work(s) for that week as well as performance or style writing. The approaches of modern composers are vastly different, but there are some important trends along which we will investigate each composer. These five trends, or orientation topics, are:
1. Cultural Intersection,
3. Notion of Sound,
The Role of the Wiki
This wiki serves as a central cyber-meeting place for the class. Here students will share their thoughts on the ideas of certain composers as well as the music we listen to. Each student is required to create a blog. To create a blog, please create a personal space. Once your blog is created, please link it to this page. See instructions for creating a personal space and adding links to your blog post at the Wiki Assistance page.
An example is given below:
In addition, student weekly assignments and projects will be carried out on the wiki.
Click here to find out more about weekly assignments.
Click here to find out more about the projects.
Click here for a calendar of due dates for assignments.
Click here to view the class schedule of topics. The class schedule has links to each composer page where you can add content.
The NUS wiki isn't always user-friendly. This is particularly true when you want to embed outside content, and especially true if you want to embed audio files so that they play back within the wiki. Still, it won't take long before you get the hang of it. Click here for some guides on embedding video and audio.