Links to readings, listenings, and other items of interest for the class can be found here.
Akagi, Kei. Faculty bio of Kei Akagi on the website of the UCI Music Department.
Akagi, Kei. Kei Akagi: Master of Improvisation - UC Irvine, a video interview.
Cope, David. "Defining Creativity" (excerpt, pp. 6-13), Computer Models of Creativity, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005.
Copland, Aaron. Music and Imagination. "The Creative Mind and the Interpretive Mind" (excerpt), published in Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music, Expanded Edition, ed. Elliott Schwartz and Barney Childs, New York: Da Capo Press, 1998, pp. 146-152.
Copland, Aaron. "How We Listen". What to Listen for in Music, pp. 9-19. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1939.
Dessen, Michael. Professional website of Michael Dessen.
Dessen Trio, Michael. Liner notes, excerpts, and score videos from Forget the Pixel. Compact Disc. Lisbon: Clean Feed Records, 2011.
Dessen, Michael, et al. Documentation of Telemotions, a networked intermedia concert. A video of the entire concert is viewable on YouTube.
DiMeola, Al. Song to the Pharoah King, featuring Kei Akagi on synthesizer and piano.
Dobrian, Christopher. Professional website of Christopher Dobrian.
Dobrian, Christopher. Mannam for daegeum (Korean bamboo flute) and computer, performed by Hong Se-rin.
Dobrian, Christopher. In the In-Between for trombone, piano, and bass performed by Michael Dessen, Kei Akagi, and Darek Oles.
Dobrian, Christopher. In the In-Between for trombone, piano, and bass, a live performance video (recorded on a different evening from the audio recording listed above) performed by Michael Dessen, Kei Akagi, and Darek Oles.
Dobrian, Christopher. "Musical Composition as Experiment (and vice versa)". A presentation delivered in the panel Conversations on the Artistic Process. University of California, Irvine, January 25, 2012.
Mitchell, Nicole. Professional website of Nicole Mitchell.
Sessions, Roger. "The Musical Impulse" (excerpt, pp. 3-9) and "The Composer" (excerpt, pp. 43-47), from The Musical Experience of Composer, Performer, Listener, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950.
Son, Yung Wha. Brief bio paragraph about Yung Wha Son.
Son, Yung Wha. Shadows for flute, bass, and piano.
Son, Yung Wha. Song of Diaspora for mixed choir and small orchestra.
Son, Yung Wha. Song of Return for ensemble of traditional Korean instruments.
Stockinger, Jacob. "How do composers compose? John Stevens talks about his own music and methods.", The Well-Tempered Ear (online blog), May 6, 2011.
Stravinsky, Igor. Poetics of Music. "The Composition of Music" (excerpt), republished in Composers on Modern Musical Culture, ed. Bryan R Simms, New York: Schirmer Books, 1999, pp. 126-127.
Umezaki, Korjiro. (Cycles), an album of original compositions.
Umezaki, Kojiro. Professional website of Kojiro Umezaki.
Vérin, Nicolas. Wikipedia entry for Nicolas Vérin.
Vérin, Nicolas. Chinook for electric guitar and recorded sounds (excerpt)
Vérin, Nicolas. Khamsin for drums and recorded sounds (excerpt)
Vérin, Nicolas. "Mouvement-Espace-Etude" for recorded sounds, a movement from the piece Trois études d'espace (Three studies in space)
Waterman, Ellen. "'I Dreamed of Other Worlds': An Interview with Nicole Mitchell, May 8, 2008". Critical Studies in Improvisation, an online publication by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Guelph Library. ISSN: 1712-0624.
Zbikowski, Lawrence M. "Cross-Domain Mapping", Chapter 2 of Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis, pp. 63-95. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. [Scroll down to the Table of Contents and click on "2. Cross-Domain Mapping 63".]
Boulez, Pierre. Boulez on Music Today, Susan Bradshaw and Richard Rodney Bennett, translators. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971. (Originally published as Penser la musique aujourd'hui, Paris, 1963.)
Cope, David. Computer Models of Creativity. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2005.
Copland, Aaron. What to Listen for in Music. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1939.
Fisk, Josiah, ed. Composers on Music, second edition. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.
Schwartz, Elliott and Childs, Barney, eds. Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music, expanded edition. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998.
Sessions, Roger. The Musical Experience of Composer, Performer, Listener. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950.
Simms, Bryan R., ed. Composers on Modern Musical Culture. New York: Schirmer Books, 1999.
Zbikowski, Lawrence M. Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
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