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CMPN2614: Comp Techniques: Tonality and Process

Tonality and Process emphasises the study of important and innovative composition techniques that apply to various alternative processes using tonality emerging throughout the 20th century. The focus is on key works of various Russian composers, American minimalist composers, Louis Andriessen and other influential composers of the 20th century. The studied techniques will enable students to strengthen and expand their compositional repertoire and provide an understanding of how their work appears in a clear historical context.

Code CMPN2614
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a greater understanding of compositional techniques that apply alternative approaches to tonality, as well as the cultural and aesthetic environments during which they evolved.
  • LO2. Apply alternative approaches to tonality in your own compositions.