This unit of study looks at techniques and processes in tonal and minimalist composition which emerged during the later part of the twentieth century. The focus is on key works of this period by composers such as Andriessen, Reich, Adams and others. The material covered will enable the student to strengthen their own repertoire of compositional technique and allow them to understand their work in a clear historical context.
2 hour seminar/week
Two analytical essays of set work combined with short compositional tasks: 3,000 words each (2x50%).
Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
CMPN2613 or CMPN2011