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Dersin Haftalık Planı

Hafta Konu
1 Week 1-5 completed in person at MIAM (performance based sessions)
2 Session 3 (makeup session)
In Class Video: Martin Graves Full Mantis (screen share via amazon prime video)
Improvisation Assignment: Give yourself a theme (musical or topical). Record a solo improvisation, max 5 minutes. Be prepared to tell us about your thought process (or anti-process). What was easy / difficult? Do not worry about recording quality. There is no right or wrong way to complete this assignment, as long as there is material for us to listen to.
3 Session 6
In Class Video: My Name is Albert Ayler (2006) (1 hour 20 minutes)
In Class Listening to Homework and Discussion
Reading Assignment:
Pressing, Jeff. Improvisation: Methods and Models. pp129-168 (In Sloboda, John A. (ed) 1988. Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition. New York, NY, US: Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press.)
Improvisation Assignment: Unexpected Duos
4 Session 7
In Class Video: Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (Robert Mugge) - 1980 (1 hour)
Reading Discussion
In Class Listening to Homework
Midterm Assignment: Read an article or book chapter relating to Improvisation (not from our class readings). Write a Summary of the article (approx 2 pages) and present the article to the class, along with a recording or video of improvised music (yours or someone else’s) that somehow relates to your article (Think 10 minutes for presenting the article, 5 minutes for listening, 5 minutes for discussion)
5 Session 8 (midterm project presentations)
In Class Video: Amplified Gesture (Phil Hopkins) - 2009 (1 hour)
In class midterm presentations
Reading Assignment:
Small, Christopher. 1998. Musicking. Wesleyan University Press.
Prelude pp1-18; A Solitary Flute Player pp201-206
Discussion: How to Make Music Together from a Distance
Improvisation Assignment: Create a Layer, Include a score (part 1)
6 Session 9
In Class Video: Derek Bailey: On the Edge (part 1)
Reading Discussion
Listening to Homework Assignments
Reading Assignment:
Bailey, Derek. 1980 (rev1992). Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music. DaCapo Press.
Selections: Audience pp44-47
Jazz (1) pp48-53
Jazz (2) pp54-58
Free - pp83-85
Improvisation Assignment: Create a Layer, Include a score (part 2)
7 Session 10
In Class Video: Derek Bailey: On the Edge (part 2)
Reading Discussion
Listening to Homework Assignments
Reading Assignment:Toop, David. 2016. Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation, and the Dream of Freedom Before 1970. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
Selections: Loosening the Tongue / Talking Improvisation Blues / Who is Improvised Here? / Unsure Even to Yourself / Ways of Life / pp13-31
Despair to Hope pp164-166
Open Music pp259-262
Improvisation Assignment: First Steps Towards Creating a Comprovisation (Final Project): Create a Foreground / Background and Score
8 Session 11
In Class Video: Derek Bailey: On the Edge (part 3)
Reading Discussion
Listening to / Looking at Homework Assignments
Reading Assignment:
Bailey, Derek. 1980 (rev1992). Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music. DaCapo Press.
Selections:
The Composer pp 59-65
The Composer - In Practice (1) pp70-74
The Composer - In Practice (2) pp 75-78
The Composer - In Question pp79-81
Improvisation Assignment: Interacting with Scores
9 Session 12
In Class Video: Derek Bailey: On the Edge (part 4)
Reading Discussion
Reading Assignment:
Ross, Alex. 2010. Listen to This. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
In Edges of Pop: Sonic Youth and Cecil Taylor, 1998. Pp217-225
Improvisation Assignment: Interacting with Scores, part 2
10 Session 13
In Class Video: A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky: 12 Short Stories about John Zorn (pt1)
Reading Discussion
Listening to / Looking at Homework Assignments
Reading Assignment:
Ross, Alex. 2007. The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. London: Harper
Beethoven was Wrong: Bop, Rock, and the Minimalists pp515-557
Improvisation Assignment: Solo Improvisation for Next Week, Work on Final Project Comprovisation for end of semester
11 Session 14
In Class Video: A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky: 12 Short Stories about John Zorn (part 2)
Reading Discussion
Listening to Homework Assignments, discuss Final Project as needed
Final Project: Comprovisation Project
12 Final Exam week:
Final Presentations of Comprovisations (recordings and scores)
 
 
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