How Music Reflects Culture
Osher (50+). In this course, we discuss the extent to which music reflects their culture.
About this course:In this course, we discuss the extent to which music reflects the outlook of its host culture. We explore non-Western music such as Indian, Indonesian, Native American, Australian Aboriginal and Papuan-New Guinean music reconciles those peoples to their landscapes; and consider how the various Western genres reflect different ways of looking at the world. A symphony constructs a sense of achievement, victory, even, according to some writers, colonization. We consider the words of songs and their relationship to other musical elements and examine different ways of structuring music. At the same time, we look at how a recent sense of world music has influenced Western musical traditions.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.