Jan 21, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020
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ARTS 2080 - Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble


This ensemble explores a variety of contemporary non-idiomatic group improvisational practices. Non-idiomatic improvisation is spontaneous music that does not attempt to replicate or realize a particular historical style (such as swing or bebop jazz), but rather emphasizes the unique creative input of the performers to create original music. Among the techniques explored will be conduction, musical games, graphic and text scores, and cell-structure improvisation. Students will also be coached in techniques to expand and develop musical ideas individually and as a framework for group improvisation. No prior experience with improvisation is required, and participants from any musical background, including electronic and computer music, are encouraged to join. Repertoire and practices will be tailored to the make-up of the group.

 

When Offered: Spring term annually.



Credit Hours: 4



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