Friday, May 6, 2011

Music since 1945 Listening Journals

We've finally come to the end of the semester and the end of another round of 352WI students writing about the music they encounter. This year's students were all eager to explore music a bit off the beaten path, more than usual, so if you look you'll see blog postings about Anthony Braxton, Libby Larson, and Philip Glass's pioneering opera Einstein on the Beach, seen here in legos:

And isn't that a perfect way to end the semester. See you next year!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1900-1945 Listening Journals

Another batch of listening journals is up for your enjoyment, this time all from the time period of 1900-1945. One of the students approached her piece as though it were a part of Disney's Fantasia, so in that spirit, here is another early twentieth century work as imagined by the artists at Disney:

As usual, you can find links to the listening journals on the right hand side of the blog.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Classical Listening Journals

It's time for listening journals in Conservatory 352WI again, and this year we have three writers bringing new listening journals for you to read once a month. Their blogs are listed at the blogroll to the right, so dig in and discover some music from the Classical period that you might have overlooked.