Week 10. Formal Techniques in Music Composition

A brief history

Discussed + listened to examples:

Came up in discussion:

– Process music: It’s Gonna Rain by Steve Reich

Longplayer: a piece that lasts 1000 years

– Eno’s Music for Airports and Bloom app

– Bach’s Fugue in G minor

Pieces that shocked audiences in their time:

– Beethoven Grosse Fuge

– Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

– Stockhausen’s Helikopter-Streichquartett (vid here)

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