There are generally three (3) weekly assignments, each fairly small.
1. Listen several times to a new work. The work will be assigned in class and will be available in the library for listening.
2. For each composer listed, please go on the web and find one pieces of content - a YouTube video, an article, interview, web app, etc. - and either link or embed them into our class wiki. It is not enough to simply add the content to the page of the relevant composer. Instead, please add a brief explanation on the relevance of this piece of content to you and how you see its relationship to the different orientation topics under which we discuss these composers - technology, sound, politics, global intersections, and processes/systems. These are due by 12:01am the day of the class in which we discuss the composer's music. For instance, the "web finds" for John Cage are due 12:01am on Tuesday, Week 3.
3. For each composer and his work assigned for listening, please write a journal entry (blog entry) in your Personal Space on the NUS Wiki. This blog entry should be a few paragraphs in length and address your reflections on that composer's music and aesthetic. Relate it to some or all of the five orientation topics under which we will discuss each composer - technology, sound, politics, global intersections, and processes/systems. Write your blog entries over the weekend about the composer(s) discussed during that week. They are officially due by Sunday at 11:59pm. For instance, the blog entry for John Cage is due midnight on Sunday, Week 4 at 11:59pm. I hope that each student reads each other students' blog and adds comments when they are particularly struck by something. These comments will contribute to student assessment.
Finally, there might be some very small performance-based assignments on some weeks. You will be notified about these in class.
For deadlines for all of these assignments, please view the due dates calendar.