Timbre

MUSC 2026 S01 [CRN: 17151]

This seminar takes as its starting point a collection of commonplace complaints in music studies around timbre: timbre is misunderstood; it is difficult to define; it is a woefully understudied musical parameter; it lacks a standardized theory and vocabulary; it needs more systematic analysis. At the same time, with the recent publication of books, edited volumes, and special issues devoted to timbre, people have also begun to speak of timbre studies as an emerging, discrete subfield. This seminar delves into this diverse literature in order to think critically about the concept of timbre and the struggles to understand it.
Term
Fall 2019
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
20
Primary Instructor
Meetings
13:00 - 15:30 Thu - from Sep 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Exam Group Code
08

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