IM027 Liberation of Sound from Bounds of Music

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Viktor Pantůček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Viktor Pantůček, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 N21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 32/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Studens will be acquainted to the leading names in music and art who contributed to establishing the sound as an autonomous artistic expression. Audio and video examples will be included.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to: - to identify the leading representatives of world music and fine arts who have contributed to establishing sound as an independent artistic expression - identify and describe the trends of this kind of artistic expression
  • New Music and New Art
  • Futurism and Music
  • Dada and Music
  • Musique Concrete
  • Electronic Music
  • John Cage
  • Fluxus
  • Sound Art
  • Free Jazz
  • Gramophone Today
  • LICHT, Alan. Sound art : beyond music, between categories. Edited by Jim O´Rourke. 1st pub. New York: Rizzoli, 2007. 303 s. ISBN 9780847829699. info
  • KOSTELANETZ, Richard. Conversing with Cage. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2003. x, 332. ISBN 0415937922. info
  • Resonances :aspects of sound art. Edited by Berndt Schulz. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2002. 174 s. ISBN 3933257867. info
  • NYMAN, Michael. Experimental music : Cage and beyond. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. xx, 196. ISBN 0521653835. info
  • Fluxus virus, 1962-1992. Edited by Christel Schüppenhauer. Köln: Galerie Schüppenhauer, 1992. 399 s. ISBN 3926226285. info
  • HERZOGENRATH, Wulf. Nam June Paik : Fluxus, Video. München: Silke Schreiber, 1983. 111 s. ISBN 3889600042. info
  • CHARLES, Daniel. John Cage oder die Musik ist los. Translated by Eberhard Kienle. Berlin: Merve Verlag, 1979. 160 s. ISBN 3883960063. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
2/0, colloquium
active participation in discussions and in the final competition
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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