20th-century music – Rhinegold Publishing

20th-century music


The title '20th-century music' could encompass anything from Ravel to Stravinsky to John Cage, but this resource focuses on classical music written after World War II, by composers such as Stockhausen, Reich, Penderecki and so on. It is based around one main activity where students perform an improvised soundscape (initially just using vocal sounds and body percussion, but incorporating other elements into the mix over the course of the project). Along the way, we will explore some of the hallmarks of modern classical works: spatial music, phasing, extended techniques, sampling and graphic scores. All of this will build into a final composition task that requires students to create, notate, rehearse and perform a soundscape.

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