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Explorations in Composition

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Matthew Shlomowitz
Academic year

Module overview

Following on from Composition Workshop (MUSI 2093/3100), this module will explore more technical devices, formal procedures and ways of thinking about composition. You will study key compositional approaches and techniques that have developed during the second-half of the twentieth century and twenty-first centuries, focussing particularly on composers who created new musical ‘languages’ and ‘logics’ , as well as composers who created scores using unconventional notational means. As with Composition Workshop, musical style is not prescribed in this module; you may incorporate the compositional techniques and issues we explore into the musical idiom of your choice.