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Music at the Limits: Experimentation and Innovation - MUS204

This unit addresses experimentation and innovation in the context of popular music. It examines key movements, innovations, and major ideas that have shaped, and continue to shape, the evolution of musical forms and practices. The unit addresses musical hybridity and innovative approaches to songwriting and record production. A broad range of music is examined and discussed; including psychedelic music, punk/post-punk, ambient, mash-up, minimal techno and electronics, glitch and noise, post-rock and post-classical music. Students will gain a current and historical overview of the dynamic pattern of innovative ideas in music across writing, performance and production and the way in which underground music scenes have influenced the mainstream.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Mary Mainsbridge

15cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

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