2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 214 - Postmodern Music

As one of the most illusive terms, Postmodernism is highly resistant to definition. As a term transcendent and iconic of time itself, the application of this to music through specific practices identified as postmodern further reveals its complexity. The ease of cultural exchange, facilitated by the technology and globalism of the recent decades, provided fertile ground for this new musical direction. The class will be a directed forum for contextualized discussion, investigating the music of the most current young leaders in composition and performance, as well as a survey into the pioneers of the aesthetic: John Cage, John Zorn, and the minimalists Steve Reich and Phillip Glass. Punk rock, post rock, experimental music, performance art, jazz fusion and eclecticism will also be explored. The course will examine the difference between modern and postmodern music, the postmodern ideal in contemporary popular music, and the cultural and sociological implications for the present and future.

1 semester 3 credits.