Last time, we contemplated the question “What is music”.  In searching for a definition, we listened to a number of pieces that challenge our conventional ideas of what music is–John Cage’s 4’33”, Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music, a selection from Mike Patton’s Adult Themes for Voice, Cathy Berberian’s Stripsody, and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III.

I mentioned the score–the written music–of 4’33”–here’s an image of it.

When I was googling to try to find an image of the score, I learned about this exhibition currently running at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on John Cage’s 4’33”.  If you happen to be in New York anytime between now and June 22, you might enjoy checking it out!

Today: oral exam review session!

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