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CU on the Weekend: What do You Hear? Listening to Modernist Music
Start Date: 9/30/2017Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 9/30/2017End Time: 3:00 PM
Event Description:

In all of the arts, modernism challenged aesthetic precepts and narrative conventions. In music, it presented radically new systems of pitch organization, ways of shaping musical time and types of musical sounds, resulting in musical styles called serialist, minimalist and textural.

Through this interactive presentation, Daphne Leong, associate professor of music theory, will offer a crash course in modernist music, which she describes as beautiful, fascinating, challenging, dramatic, invigorating and fun. She will discuss some of the notable features of pieces by Bartók, Schoenberg, Webern, Messiaen, Stockhausen, Carter, Babbitt, Reich, Penderecki, Ligeti and others—always inviting the audience to listen for what they hear, and how that can be informed by how the music works. The talk will end with a live performance of two pieces: Throw Down or Shut Up! by current composer Vineet Shende and a mystery piece that the audience will be invited to discover.

This presentation is part of the series “Musical Conversations,” presented by the Music Theory Department of the CU Boulder College of Music in collaboration with CU on the Weekend. 

Location Information:
Main Campus - Imig Music  (View Map)
1020 18th Street
Boulder, CO
Room: Chamber Hall (C199)
Contact Information:
Email: outreach@colorado.edu
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