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Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 20:00 to 21:45
Room: 
Small Classroom

P1210136

P1210137

P1210138

P1210139

P1210140

P1210141

P1210142

Student should bring: 

tsukeshime bachi (usually smaller diameter, softer "hou" wood)
nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

[5] listening exercise - Planet Bands
- Was the use of repetition in the piece satisfying to you?
- Would you listen to the piece again?
- Are there any aspects of the piece that might be interesting in a taiko context?

[10] Topic overview: Literal Composition

- direct translation of concept to music
-- help with decision making when musical training is lacking
-- write now, revise later
-- exists in different levels throughout musical world
--- from John Cage and Iannis Xenakis
--- to Jason Moran
--- or Marco Minnemann
--- to simply nature sounds at the beginning of a recording

- possible musical variables for control
-- rhythm
--- "co-hi gyu-nyu..."
--- hit vs silence: pi
--- "Charles Hsueh": hit consonants
-- tone
--- CHARLES HSUEH: number of strokes picks one of four tones
-- arrangement (who plays)
--- first vs last name
-- dynamics
--- "Charles Hsueh" three levels: capital letters, ascenders, lower case

[40] group composition
- initial attempt
-- layer 1: word to rhythm (Wikipedia)
-- layer 2: date to tone (150514)
-- layer 3: ____ to arrangement
-- layer 4: ____ to dynamics
- revision
- practice
- video

[15] individual work
- share, take videos
- "Alarm" Kim
- "Umi" Yoko
- "Tesla" Kaz
- "Outside the Box" Kuni
- "Randomness" Doreen
- "Dolla Dolla Bill" Kaitlyn

closing
- danger: self-indulgent
- benefit: not pandering, brave, original
- "inspiration is for amateurs"

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Kazunori Mogi
Kim Gilbert
Doreen Haramoto
Yoko Kawamura
Kaitlyn Higa
Kuni Kondo

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Thu, May 07, 2015 01
Thu, May 14, 2015 02
Thu, May 21, 2015 03
Thu, May 28, 2015 04
Thu, June 04, 2015 05
Thu, June 11, 2015 NO CLASS
Thu, June 18, 2015 06
Thu, June 25, 2015 07
Thu, July 02, 2015 08 - coach
Thu, July 09, 2015 09 - coach
Thu, July 16, 2015 10
Thu, July 23, 2015 11
Thu, July 30, 2015 NO CLASS
Thu, August 06, 2015 12 - PEAC
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