MUSC 112-001: Creativity and Electronic/Acoustic Music
Salisbury University: SPRING 2011 | T & Th 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Dr. Robert A. Baker

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READING 1: Futurism
from "Soundings", by Glenn Watkins (pp. 235 - 242)

Please read the following excerpt and write responses to the questions that follow (one to two sentences for each) by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 8th.

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Hello Everyone,

Below is our first reading on the Futurists of the early twentieth century. Although it contains some names of people we have not yet discussed, you can still extract the meaning of what these artists and thinkers were doing and why. We will talk about the reading when we meet, which (I hope) will be this Tuesday. Please keep monitoring your emails for confirmation - the online nature of the course will end soon.

 

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READING #1 - FUTURISM
from "Soundings", by Glenn Watkins (pp. 235 - 242)

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QUESTIONS

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Consider the following questions and write a one to two sentence response to each.

1. Out of what conditions did the futurism movement arise?

2. What is the essence of Marinetti's Founding Manifesto? What images/examples does he provide?

3. Though Pratella was the author of the principle manifesto on music, why did he not represent futurist music as well as some had hoped?

4. What does Russolo say about noise?

5. Why do you think the painter Russolo's manifesto on music was more effective than the composer's, Pratella?

6.  For what musical purpose did Russolo invent a new notation system?

7. What other movements were taking place in Russia, and what did they stand for?

 

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E-mail me with any questions you might have - I'll be in touch!

Best,

Rob

 

 

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