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MUS3310

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Peter McIlwain

Synopsis

The unit will cover topics related to compositional technique that elate to contemporary practice since 1950. Techniques covered include will be: the use of chance or indeterminacy, post-tonal theory (12 tone, serialism, pitch sets and centricity) and an introduction to computer music.

Objectives

Students who have worked successfully in their studies will be able to; organise musical elements using chance operations, understand basic 12 tone composition techniques, perform analysis using pitch sets and have an understanding of aesthetic and compositional issues relating to computer music.

Assessment

Written work: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Graeme Smith

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Music

Prerequisites

MUS2110, MUS2120