Class Schedule

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Week 1,  2/5:  [re]Introduction to the topics. 

Reading : A Hole In Our Soul to p. 56

More reading: T. Adorno on Popular Music

 

Week 2, 2/12:  The Jazz Age and Tin Pan Alley – Music[al] Industry

Reading:  AHIOS pp. 57-103.

Further Reading: Swinging The Machine, introduction (to p. 26)

 

Week 3, 2/19: Music through speakers, and the new music industry.

Reading: AHIOS pp. 107 - 200

Further reading:  W. Benjamin.The Work of Art at the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

 

Week 4, 2/26:  Student run sessions.

 

Week 5: Rock’nRoll and the theater of the artist.

 Reading:

AHIOS pp. 201 – 261

 

Week 6 3/12: What is “creative” in the music?

 

3/16 - 4/1 Spring recess

 

Week 7, 4/2: The art of pop music

Reading:Last Night A DJ Saved My Life pp.1-73

 

Week 8, 4/9: Student-run sessions

 

Week 9, 4/16:

Reading: LNADJSML:  

Chapters on Reggae and Disco 

 Further Reading: 

Manuel, Marshall. Riddim Method

Week 10, 4/23:

LSADJSML: Chapters on Hiphop, House and Techno

Marshall (again): Cool Herc

For fun and games:

Ishkur's Guide to EDM

 

Week 11, 4/30:

Reading: LNADJSML Part 3.

Week 12, 5/7: Student-run sessions

 

Tuesday : last class - final paper due

 

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