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Global Transformations in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Thomas Irvine
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module explores the history of key twentieth and twenty-first musical styles and practices including jazz, popular and art musics. Its scope is global, with the aim of "provincialising" European and North American experiences. In addition the module will explicitly feature women composers and musicians, tracing how women have made impacts in music across the time period.

The module focuses on "transformations": shifts in musical language and idiom, aesthetic intentions, performance practices, theories of listening, cultural contexts and divides, and how understandings of ‘what music is’ and ‘what it is for’.

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