Extra Credit #1
Musical Listening – Something New
This extra credit project requires that you go out to see some live music somewhere in the city.
Rather than going to see something that you know you will like (for example, “I really like delta blues music, so I will go to a blues show”) I ask that you go out of your way to experience some music that you aren’t quite sure about, or outside of your comfort zone.
Latin music not your thing?
Classical music seem too “cultured” to you?
Avant garde music make you feel like you are missing something?
Heavy metal make you anxious?
Folk music seem like it’s for old folks?
To examine your experience and analyze structured sound.
Use sound journal pages 54 and 55
include the following items on these pages:
- a ticket stub and a photo of yourself in the venue.
- a graphic novel – style visual narrative that takes a reader through the experience
that you had during the performance. Some things to think about:
- what were your expectations?
- how did your BODY respond?
- how did the experience change at different times?
- how did the space effect your perception?
- if you thought about the music as SOUND only, what kind of qualities did it have?
- Criteria for receiving credit for this project.
- Must utilize skills learned in other courses.
- Must be approached as a project not as a sketch. Must be CONSIDERED.
- If it is “dashed off” it will not be considered for credit.
Where to see live music if you’re on a budget and under 21?
Not always easy, but there are always free or inexpensive things going on around town.
Here are some resources that might be more direct than browsing the Village Voice.
There are a variety of musical events (mainly Jazz and Classical) hosted right here at the New School
New School Events Calendar Just click the classical and jazz buttons to filter the results.
Lincoln Center Student Discounts
Lincoln center is an amazing place, and they have many $10 student tickets!
You can actually even go see an opera in the HUGE metropolitan Opera House for $25!
Listings for Free concerts, includes jazz, classical, etc
Club Free Time
Don’t worry about paying for the membership! Just find a show that sounds good and then google it!
Free Classical Music
Music Mondays at the Advent Lutheran Church
Music from Around the world
The World Music Institute
Not cheap, but great concerts. “A limited number of student tickets are available for most concerts at $20 with valid full-time university student ID. These tickets must be purchased in person at the WMI office or theater box office. One ticket per ID. Please call 212-545-7536 for details.”
Here are a few venues that have All Ages shows:
Knitting Factory Brooklyn - a typical week features left-field indie rock, cutting-edge hip-hop and punk.
Death By Audio – Lineups of obscure noise-rock dudes or experimental electro German drone-pop come together anywhere between three or four days a week or once a month
The Studio at Webster Hall – This more-intimate space under the boisterous Webster Hall plays host to suitably downscale events, though you’ll also find the occasional celebrity promotional gig. It now plays home on Tuesdays to Lach’s Antihoot, nexus of the city’s celebrated antifolk scene.
Music Hall of Williamsburg – Top notch indie acts and veteran critical faves look sure to pack the house while a gamut of great, on-the-verge bands should solidify the rep on the street
Issue Project Room – ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering art and performance center dedicated to providing artists with a dynamic environment in which to create and perform new and challenging work according to their vision.
Roulette – ROULETTE’s original and ongoing purpose has been to provide opportunities for innovative composers, musicians, sound artists and interdisciplinary collaborators to present their work in accessible, appropriate and professional productions.