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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.
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:
Chapters on Reggae and Disco
Manuel, Marshall. Riddim Method
Week 10, 4/23:
LSADJSML: Chapters on Hiphop, House and Techno
Marshall (again): Cool Herc
For fun and games:
Week 11, 4/30:
Reading: LNADJSML Part 3.
Week 12, 5/7: Student-run sessions
Tuesday : last class - final paper due