For our first analysis symposium, we will focus on a classic piece by Anton Webern: his 5 Movements for String Quartet.
Download the score from the readings folder.
I have divided everyone into groups based on your general availability.
Your groups should use Slack to collaborate. I can view your channel but I will not be receiving notifications from it, so ping me (using the @ symbol) if you have a question.
Within each group:
- Split in half, and have one half analyze mvt. 2 while the other half analyzes mvt. 3.
- Analyze the pieces individually by using set theory as well as narrative/intertextuality. Create a one-page outline of important points. Save as a PDF, then upload it to the Slack channel for your group.
- Prior to our virtual meeting, look through your groupmates’ files to prepare for a fruitful discussion.
- Virtually “attend” a meeting between your group and myself, in which we will spend a half hour discussing your findings.
Individual analysis submission
- By the time we have our meeting, you should upload your individual analysis bulletpoints to Blackboard.
- After the meeting, you have the option of revising your analysis.
- The deadline for revision is end-of-day on Sunday. If you are in the Sunday night group, though, I will accept submissions through end-of-day Monday.
- Upload your revised bulletpoints as a second attempt, in the same place you uploaded your first attempt on Blackboard.
- Accompany your revision with a paragraph (max 250 words) that reflects on what you changed between analyses and what you got out of the discussion.
- Your final individual analysis grade will average your original and your revised grades.
You will be assessed individually in two parts:
- individual analysis
- participation in virtual meeting
A full rubric can be viewed on Blackboard.