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Scribner Seminar, Section 29 Fall 2012
The Music between Us:
Cultures of Musical Creation and Consumption
Music can bind us together, and drive us apart. Music is an element of our individuality, and can help us disappear into a group. How do individuals define themselves in the context of musical communities? What kinds of communities are there? How can we describe musical communities? What is the relationship between musical change and social change in the context of these communities? What is the role of music in the relationship between the self and society? This seminar will reason through a number of descriptions of how humans employ music to define themselves.
Zankel 215, Mondays and Wednesdays 8:40-10:00 AM; Fridays 9:05-10:00 AM
Syllabus Readings Requirements
Gordon Thompson, Professor, Department of Music
Zankel 209, 580-5322
(Updated 26 April, 2012)