The Music programs at Carleton provide a solid grounding in the study and performance of various instruments and genres of music. In contrast, some have suggested that the aggressiveness and violence of much of modern popular rock music seems to have had a negative and sinister influence on a younger generation, recalling the fears of the ancient Greeks that certain musical modes would have a harmful social effect.
With respect to the piece on the computer which composes music, isn’t the computer doing the same thing that most composers do. That is, compose music by rearranging notes and patterns (either consciously or subconsciously) that they have heard before from their musical influences.
One of the most important 20th-century composers, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), wrote music with very complicated (difficult) chords (groups of notes that are played together) and rhythms Some composers thought music was getting too complicated and so they wrote Minimalist pieces which use very simple ideas.
There have always been impromptu song and dance, and performances of music at home, in church, and in theatrical productions have a long history, but there was no public opera house until 1637, when the first one opened in Venice The first public concerts for which admission was charged appeared in London in 1672.
Alan Lomax developed a systematic approach to the study of formal patterns of relationship between folk” music song structure” (broken down into codified descriptions of performance techniques and aesthetic ideals) and social structure (defined as a bundle of functional traits characteristic of particular forms of social organization, such as egalitarian or hierarchical political structures) (1962).