MOOC > Introduction to new music

Interfaces, supported by the Creative Europe programme, is an international, interdisciplinary project focusing on bringing new music to an extensive range of new audiences. 

"Introduction to New Music” is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), developed within the framework of Interfaces, aiming to address the need of a comprehensive guide to New Music through a multifunction platform with educational resources, tools and freely available resources.

Introductory Module: Introduction to New Music
Module 1. Tonal legacies and early modernism(s)
Module 2. A fusion of "-isms". Trends and movements: Impressionism, Neofolklorism, Neoclassicism(s)
Module 3. Expressionism and Second Viennese School
Module 4. Experimentalism, till the 1950s: Futurism, Microtonality, Mass Sound
Module 5. Music after WWII: Total organization vs. Indeterminacy
Module 6. Music in the lab: The emergence of Electronic Music after 1950
Module 7. New directions: Textural music, Stochastic music, Spectral music
Module 8. Opera, Experimental music theatre and Stage performance
Module 9. From Minimalism(s) to Postmodernism(s)
Module 10. Improvisation and Experimentalism
Module 11. "New Complexities" vs. "New Simplicities"
Module 12. The recent faces of Electroacoustic Music
Module 13. The 21st Century: What's on?

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