You say you want a revolution? The political protests, new social movements, psychedelia, eyebrow-raising fashions, and (of course) artistic experimentation made the 1960s a particularly iconic decade for music. The course concept focuses on four major figures who, on the surface, appear disparate, but actually have interesting common threads between their unique practices. We will be examining and discussing ingenious and unapologetically original works by Miles Davis in the jazz domain, Jimi Hendrix in the rock domain, Yoko Ono in the performance art domain, and Karlheinz Stockausen in the modernist composition domain. Their personal histories and output contribute a valuable insight, providing certain representation of the creative period as a whole. The course is a blend of music history and performative collaboration.
A background in music (performance and/or composition) is helpful. However, no specific experience is required. As such, students of various disciplines are welcome and should contact the instructor with any questions (email@example.com).
Davis, Miles, and Quincy Troupe, Miles Simon and Schuster Hendrix, Jimi, Jimmi Hendrix: Starting at Zero Bloomsbury Ono, Yōko, and John Lennon, Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono Simon & Schuster Stockhausen, Karlheinz, and Robin Maconie, Stockhausen on Music Marion Boyars