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This course will go into more detail on some of the ideas put forward in Introduction to Contemporary Composition (a year one course), but not exclusively. It (and its sister course Composition 2) will introduce compositional skills that are of importance to contemporary composers. These will include such styles/techniques as: modality, 12 tone technique, iso-rhythm and minimalism. Students will learn these techniques and assimilate them very quickly, being assessed on two pieces of compositional work over the half-session. Students will be required to regularly critique existing works using these techniques and this will be factored into the assessment process.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
This module will consist of three discrete projects, two compositional and one critical, covering:
1) Composing a work utilising new harmonic techniques (summative - 40%)
2) Composing a work utilising new rhythmic techniques (summative - 40%)
3) A reflective essay based on the listening the students have undertaken and recorded in their 'journal (summative - 20%)
Students will compose both pieces, one to be handed in half way through the course, the other at the end. The reflective essay will also be handed in at the end of the course.
Students resubmit any composition(s) or the essay forming part of the submission that may have failed. (100%)
Students will be required to regularly critique existing works using the techniques studied and will be required to write a listening 'journal' in which students listen to, and make notes on at least 10 pieces relevant to the course. This will be checked on a regular basis, with time (30 minutes) factored into each lesson/tutorial for students to feedback on the pieces they have listened to. The journal will eventually form part of the summative assessment as the basis of a reflective essay.