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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

MUS 3.04 American Music: Music and Metaphor

“I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.”
—Hattie White, Beyoncé’s Lemonade
As Beyoncé proves, music thrives on metaphor.  What does metaphor do for music and us – participants and listeners?  This course investigates metaphors in jazz, modernist, global popular (including Afro-Cuban and Egyptian), and minimalist music.  We will unite music with philosophy, literature, visual art, science, and politics.  The goal: to understand how metaphor shapes our experience of music and our communication with each other.



Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:ART; WCult:W

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