School Of Communication Arts

Music: Modernism, Postmodernism and BeyondWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101534.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100395 - Contemporary Arts 2: Exploring the Topography

About this Unit
In 2011 this unit replaced by 101741 - Music History 2. This unit explores music from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. It considers how the overarching paradigms of modernism and postmodernism shape our understanding of music. Performer and composer case studies will be used to illuminate philosophies and practices that underpin the music studied. The unit provides a socio-historical context for music and investigates the practices that produce innovation. It explores the ways in which technological developments have given rise to a bewildering array of music in the popular and classical traditions in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The unit includes some rudimentary music analysis and key terminologies and music vocabularies.

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