Spring 2013


•FINAL EXAM: May 7, 3:30–5:30 pm in E–205
•FINAL PAPER DUE: May 7, 3:30 pm at exam (no papers will be accepted after this time)
Citation guide

Course Resources

Syllabus (PDF)

Unit 1 Course Schedule (PDF)
Unit 2 Course Schedule (PDF)
Unit 3 Course Schedule (PDF)

Unit 3 Review Sheet (PDF)
Naxos Music Library (Sign up here so you can log-in before clicking links to listening examples)

Listening Examples

Unit 1

Unit 2
Unit 3

Lecture Notes
Jan 24
Jan 29
Jan 31
Feb 5
Feb 7
Feb 12

Feb 14
Feb 19

Mar 5
Mar 7
Mar 19
Mar 21

Mar 26
Mar 28
Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 23
Apr 25

Additional Readings

• Kostka, Stefan. Selections from Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music, 3d edition. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006.
• Straus, Josef. "A Primer for Atonal Set Theory." College Music Symposium 31 (1991):1-26
Babbitt, Milton. "Who Cares If You Listen?" High Fidelity 8 (February 1958): 38–40, 126.
• Reish, Gregory N. "Una Nota Sola: Giacinto Scelsi and the Genesis of Music on a Single Note." Journal of Musicological Research 25 (2006): 149-189.
• Cage, John. Selections from Silence. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1939-1961.
Fluxus Performance Workbook. Ed. Ken Friedman, Owen Smith, and Lauren Sawchyn. Performance Research e-Publications, 2002.

• Selections from Martin, Henry and Waters, Keith. Jazz: The First 100 Years, 2d edition. Belmont: Thomson Schirmer, 2006 / Schwartz, Elliott and Godrey, Daniel. Music Since 1945: Issues, Materials, and Literature. New York: Schirmer, 1993 / Allan Kozinn's New York Times review of John Zorn's Cobra
• Rose, François. "Introduction to the Pitch Organization of French Spectral Music." Perspectives of New Music 34, No. 2 (Summer, 1996): 6–39.

Additional Resources
URI Writing Center (Roosevelt Hall, 4th floor)
Chicago Manual of Style online citation guide

Virginia Tech Music Dictionary Online
A list of some living composers
A list of some female composers

Art Theory Map