Survey of the main movements, composers and themes in the European and American Experimental Music Traditions and their influences on music and art today. Examine a multitude of movements, approaches, and individual composers, including John Cage and The New York School, Fluxus, Minimalism, The European Avant-Garde, Musique Concrète, Electronic Music, Experimental Pop/Rock, the use of alternative scores, sound sculpture, sound installation, field recordings and Sound Art. Apply what you learn by creating your own music, using diverse recording and composing techniques and Florence as a source of sonic inspiration, exploring the city through soundwalks, refining listening skills and experiencing this unique and exciting location.
Department: History of Music
Semesters: Fall, Spring