Music

Departmental Representative:
Professor George Lewis
615 Dodge Hall
212-854-5837
gl2140@columbia.edu

Summer 2014

Music

  • MUSI S3142Q. Critical Approaches to Music Technologies: From the Record to Auto-Tune. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 07 to Aug 15

    The course surveys 20th and 21st century music technologies in avant-garde/experimental as well as mainstream/popular genres. Through assigned readings from various fields, students will explore the way music technologies shape musical discourse at large. We will trace the various ways audio-technological practices trouble traditional concepts such as ownership, authorship, musical value, embodiment, performance, or virtuosity, and call for new constructs such as sound synthesis, Liveness, or 'fair use.' Students will develop a vocabulary and devise a writing style to assist in the interpretation of music. Empirical listening experience, the experience of a concert or a sound-art installation, and attention to Internet-based music cultures will also feed class discussions.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2014 :: MUSI S3142
    MUSI
    3142
    63256
    001
    MW 5:30p - 8:40p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    L. Vagnerova 2 [ More Info ]
  • MUSI S3630D. Recorded Sound. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of May 27 to Jul 03

    Prerequisites: Instructor's permission required

    Main objective is to gain a familiarity with and understanding of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering of recorded music and sounds using Pro Tools software. Discusses the history of recorded production, microphone technique, and the idea of using the studio as an instrument for the production and manipulation of sound.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2014 :: MUSI S3630
    MUSI
    3630
    19915
    001
    TuWTh 1:00p - 3:00p
    317 PRENTIS HALL
    T. Pender 12 [ More Info ]

    Music Humanities

  • HUMA S1123D. Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of May 27 to Jul 03

    Equivalent to Music F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Space is limited. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2014 :: HUMA S1123
    HUMA
    1123
    73800
    001
    MW 1:00p - 4:10p
    716 HAMILTON HALL
    T. Fogg 12 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    64889
    002
    TuTh 1:00p - 4:10p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    A. Johnson 14 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    21548
    003
    TuTh 6:00p - 9:10p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    C. Bryan 19 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    12636
    004
    MW 6:00p - 9:10p
    716 HAMILTON HALL
    N. Belkind 11 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    72584
    005
    TuTh 1:00p - 4:10p
    716 HAMILTON HALL
    R. Pratt 18 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    92298
    011
    MW 9:00a - 12:10p
    622 DODGE BUILDING
    Y. Onishi 9 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    98746
    012
    TuTh 9:00a - 12:10p
    716 HAMILTON HALL
    A. Levitsky 11 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • HUMA S1123Q. Masterpieces of Western Music. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 07 to Aug 15

    Equivalent to Music F1123 and C1123. Part of the Core Curriculum since 1947, Music Humanities aims to instill in students a basic comprehension of the many forms of the Western musical imagination. Its specific goals are to awaken and encourage in students an appreciation of music in the Western world, to help them learn to respond intelligently to a variety of musical idioms, and to engage them in the various debates about the character and purposes of music that have occupied composers and musical thinkers since ancient times. The course attempts to involve students actively in the process of critical listening, both in the classroom and in concerts that the students attend and write about. The extraordinary richness of musical life in New York is thus an integral part of the course. Although not a history of Western music, the course is taught in a chronological format and includes masterpieces by Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, among others. No previous knowledge of music required. Space is limited. Columbia University undergraduates who need this course for graduation are encouraged to register during early registration.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Summer 2014 :: HUMA S1123
    HUMA
    1123
    29243
    006
    MW 6:00p - 9:10p
    716 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Ricketts 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    63673
    007
    MW 1:00p - 4:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    D. DiPaolo 18 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    20332
    008
    MW 6:00p - 9:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    M. Newland 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    11420
    009
    TuTh 6:00p - 9:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    S. Garland 11 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    27191
    010
    TuTh 9:00a - 12:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    M. Sterbenz 14 / 18 [ More Info ]
    HUMA
    1123
    14692
    013
    TuTh 1:00p - 4:10p
    405 DODGE BUILDING
    M. Diaz de Leon 14 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.

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