Performance Practice (MUM702)
The main focus of the course is the relationship between notation and sounding text through changing eras and ideals. It is taught both historically, biographically and regarding music theory. The course deals with the collective (societal, technological, ideological, stylistic), school-related (traditional, teaching-related and institutional) and individual impulses and causes that underlie for a performing result.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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After completing and passing the programme, the candidate should be able to:
- demonstrate a general overview of the performer's role in music history
- reflect with rooting in knowledge about the relationship and the mutual influence between composition and practice
- document knowledge of a selection of important performers, their style of play, interpretations, historical significance and, not least, position in a practical performance perspective
- explain reasoned notions of the concept of this perspective, and be able to know something about the assumptions, behaviors and characteristics of the various practices
- in practice, translating on one's own instrument parts of the knowledge acquired in the course
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written assignment||1/1||3 Weeks||Passed / Not Passed|
The exam in this course will be a written home assignment 4500 words (+/- 10%), or a combination of written 2000 words (+/- 10%) and performing assignments documented with a recording. Individual or group exam, by agreement with the lecturer. Group submission will affect the scope of the assignment.The exam text will be published 3 weeks before the submission deadline.
Teaching in the course is mandatory. In order to take the exam, the student must have at least 80% attendance.
It is in general not differentiated between causes of its absence.
Course coordinator:Olaf Eggestad
Programme coordinator:Anne Siri Norland
Method of work
Teaching in groups.
Students are responsible for keeping up to date with information provided on Canvas.