Contemporary Applications of 12-Tone Concepts
Offered - Fall
Course number - CW-255
Alternative approaches and concepts to writing that can be used in various aspects of songwriting, arranging, and composing for contemporary broadcast media, such as film and TV scores, that will supplement other writing approaches. Using compositional concepts pioneered by George Tremblay and Jack Smalley, the course explores writing techniques based on the use of the 12-tone row concept and the process of extracting consonant melodic components from the rows that are then applied to writing for contemporary musical styles and forms and commercial clients. Some writing projects will be realized through sequencing and live performance.
Course Chair: Matthew Nicholl
Prerequisites: ET-212, HR-212, and either AR-112, CP-210 or CP-211
Required of: None
Electable by: All