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Improvised Music 4 - IMPR2044

Year - 2020

Following on from Improvised Music 3, students are provided with a range of skills associated with improvisation through an engagement with fundamental principles of harmony, rhythm, sonics, improvisational process, and pre-determined/spontaneous structures, with each class containing both theoretical and practical components. In these classes students learn how to rigorously develop strong fundamentals in playing improvised music. Theoretical studies are focussed on contemporary music practices including Butch Morris' Conduction; John Zorn's Cobra; John Cage's Imaginary Landscapes; Morton Feldman's number grids.

1 x 2hr lecture/week, 1 x 2hr tutorial/fortnight

Skills & Fundamentals 2 x in-class repertoire and technical exam (80%), Theory & Practice : Written critical theory article reviews (20%)




Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Jazz
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kevin Hunt
HECS Band: 1
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