Contemporary Applications of 12-Tone Concepts

Course Number
CW-255
Description

Alternative approaches and concepts to writing that can be used in various aspects of songwriting, arranging, and composing for contemporary broadcast media, such as film and TV scores, that will supplement other writing approaches. Using compositional concepts pioneered by George Tremblay and Jack Smalley, the course explores writing techniques based on the use of the 12-tone row concept and the process of extracting consonant melodic components from the rows that are then applied to writing for contemporary musical styles and forms and commercial clients. Some writing projects will be realized through sequencing and live performance.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
ET-212 or ET-232, HR-212, and either AR-112, CP-210
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Contemporary Writing and Production
Film Scoring
Semesters Offered
Fall Only
Location
Boston
Department
CWP
Course Chair
Andrea Pejrolo
Taught By
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