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M-SK 71911 - Complexity in Rhythm
A calisthenics-based approach to gaining fluency in a wide variety of 20th and 21st century rhythmic languages. The course will examine the origins and development, largely foreign to music pre-dating 1900, of unconventional beat subdivision (quintuplets, septuplets), irregular meter, metric modulation, additive rhythm, indeterminacy/graphic notation, and irrational rhythm through the music of composers such as Messiaen, Carter, Feldman, and Ferneyhough, among others. The goal will be to develop useful strategies for executing complex material while providing historical and theoretical context for this development. Course requirements include performance of exercises from literature and the textbook, graded sight-reading, several reading assignments, and a final project.

Prerequisites M-SK 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> or M-EX 5107 / Placement Exam or M-SK 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00>
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Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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