Modiwl WXK-2233:
Composition Year 2

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Music and Media

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Prof Andrew Lewis

Amcanion cyffredinol

  1. To study the compositional techniques of a variety of musical periods, and to apply the lessons learned to the composition of original musical works.

  2. To consider aesthetic, philosophical and musicological issues of relevance to composition, and to explore the implications of these through the act of composing.

  3. To develop facility in a variety of compositional techniques through the study of those techniques in detail.

  4. To encourage bold experimentation and creative innovation in composition work.

  5. To offer experience composing in non-tonal styles (pre-tonal, post-tonal, atonal), and using new approaches to form.

  6. To contribute to the personal development of student composers through the development of their creativity as individuals.

Cynnwys cwrs

This module seeks to build on Level 4 (year 1) Composition (WXK/WXC1011), while at the same time introducing new ideas and techniques. Throughout, the emphasis will be on introducing students to the multiplicity of styles and techniques that have emerged during the second half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st. This may include bold experimentation and creative innovation, including working with non-tonal styles (pre-tonal, post-tonal, atonal, noise, sound, silence), or the study of avant-garde, post-tonal and post-minimal, and or post-dogma styles of more recent decades.

The module will also lay the foundation for undertaking Composition Projects during Level 6 (year 3).

Meini Prawf

trothwy

The composition displays some limited creative imagination, with restricted control of musical materials, and minimal understanding of the capabilities of resources (instrumental and vocal). There is scant evidence of a generally intellectual approach.

da

The composition displays a good level of creative imagination, with good control and elaboration of musical materials, based on technical competence in use of resources (instrumental and vocal). There is also evidence of intellectual acumen.

ardderchog

The composition displays a high level of creative imagination, with emergent individuality of compositional voice, skilful control and elaboration of musical materials, and technical mastery of resources (instrumental and vocal). There is also evidence of high level of ability at conceptual thought, penetration of issues, originality of approach and/or insight.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to employ a range of relevant compositional techniques;

  2. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to confidently work with the tools and materials of composition;

  3. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to write music which: a) achieves a measure of balance of unity and diversity;
    b) displays an economy of means;
    c) makes use of techniques studied on the course;

  4. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to evaluate the compositional merits of a specific piece of work composed in a contemporary style, and apply these judgments to their own work;

  5. Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate some originality of thought and will have begun moving towards creative independence;

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
GWAITH CWRS Coursework 1

Compose a 2 to 3 minute composition for ANY FIVE INSTRUMENTS from the given list.

Full details are included within the Module Handbook.

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GWAITH CWRS Coursework 2

Create a short composition (around 2 minute) for piano or harpsichord or manual organ based on the given Prelude by Chopin (No. 20).

Full details are included within the Module Handbook.

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GWAITH CWRS Main assignment 1

Compose a piece lasting around 5 minutes for Wind Quintet.

Full details are included within the Module Handbook.

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GWAITH CWRS Main Assignment 2

Full details are included within the Module Handbook.

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Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Private study 156
Lecture

In each semester there will be 11 classes of up to 2 hours, plus one reading Week. Other classes coinciding with the Bangor New Music Festival or the visit of a composer or ensemble may also be arranged as appropriate.

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Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Musicianship skills – recognition, classification, contextualisation, reconstruction, exploration
  • Creative skills – conception, elaboration, adaptation, presentation, collaboration, preservation
  • Intellectual skills specific to Music – contextual knowledge, cultural awareness, critical understanding, repertoire knowledge, curiosity, analytical demonstration
  • Skills of communication and interaction – oral and written communication, public presentation, team-working and collaboration, awareness of professional protocols, sensitivity, ICT skills, etc.
  • Skills of personal management – self-motivation, self-critical awareness, independence, entrepreneurship and employment skills, time management and reliability, organisation, etc.
  • Enhanced powers of imagination and creativity (4.17)

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

None.

Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/wxk-2233.html

Rhestr ddarllen

No reading list required for this course. A list of recordings and scores will be provided at the beginning of the course.

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