Other Question

Q.1) The Tan Dun piece directly above explores the use of water as an instrumental timbre. As you listen, write about this unique timbre. Which instances are most effective? How does the composer deal with water as a melodic and rhythmic device? Can you think of another example where an element like this has been used as an instrument? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uqW3Bhaj5U_SZRwvT… Q.2) Much of David Lang’s output has bridged a gap between ‘popular’ and ‘classical’ music. In fact, he is a frequent collaborator with Bryce Dessner of the Brooklyn based band ‘The National.’ I’ve shared some of his music here in this page. After you’ve listened to this aria from his latest ‘opera,’ journal about the differences between this art music and popular music. Is there in fact a difference? How do you feel that this music is different than what is usually associated with ‘popular’ sounds? Can you imagine this type of music finding popular notoriety? Why or why not?https://drive.google.com/file/d/17DwmSNjbXW2k5cQR9… Q.3) Using the tools that you’ve learned in studying the types of form in music, analyze ‘Mothership’ for form. What form is it? Is it a common form? Is it some sort of modified form? How do the improvised portions effect the form? Can you tell which parts are improvised while listening? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nsvX76ArulR3RYtwC…