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Music in Public: Performance and Power - MUSC3631

Year - 2018

The act of performing music creates a multitude of social relationships between listeners, audiences, musicians, performers, and the industries and institutions that surround them. This subject will ask students to study acts of performance historically, theoretically, and observationally. They will examine a wide range of situations and circumstances and try to work out how the expression of music is also an expression, affirmation, and contestation of social power. This subject will appeal to those who wish to study subjects such as music, performance studies, sociology, anthropology, and gender and cultural studies. It cuts across all of these areas of inquiry in the attention that is paid to the complexity and subtlety of how music is perceived and experienced across multiple social scenes and communities. This subject is not about performance practice or assessment. Instead, it seeks to allow students to gain some insight into the experience of performance as multifaceted and perspectival. The case studies will focus primarily on popular music, but will also include boundary riding performances from the avant garde and experimental music traditions of the 1960s and 70s.

Classes
1 x 2hr seminar/week

Assessment
1 x 500wd fieldwork report and presentation (10%), 1 x 1500wd performance genre report (25%), 1 x 1000wd fieldwork report and presentation (20%), 1 x 3000wd essay (30%), overall seminar participation (15%)

Details

Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Arts Music
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Charles Fairchild
HECS Band: 1
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