Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
1410224 Contemporary Asian Music 2.0 2
Description Contemporary Asian Music-cultural contexts & historical reflection 1. We focus on the musical works and creative aesthetic by the composers in the 20th century in Eastern Asia such as Chang-hui Xu, Toru Takemitsu, Akira Miyoshi, Wen-zhong Zhou and Isang Yun. We also discuss the works and musical innovation from many other middle-aged Mandarin-oriented musicians in China and Taiwan, including Yan Lu, Jian-er Zhu, Zhong-rong Luo¡Ketc. Special emphasis is laid on the conflicts accompanied by musical tradition, innovation and missions. Also included in the course are the Euro-Asian musical interactions and the impacts as created by Achille-Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen. 2. Based on the musical exhibitions being held by "Asian Musical ComposersAssociation," we keep track on the multi-phased musical innovation and the principal ideas on arts and culture that lay hidden deep in the contemporary Asian composers. In addition, with the core of the creative and musical activities, we have