INTARTS A Workshop A: Practices and Experiments

Professor: B. Boretz/J. Churchill/A. Dolan

CRN: 11741

Distribution: F

Time: M Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BRK

Projects in the composition and design of artifacts, phenomena, and events involving expressive languages in fusion or combination. The projects may be individual or collaborative. Exercise projects for the whole group are a regular part of this workshop also. Computer resources are available, as are tutorials in their use.Active participation in the Integrated Arts Commonspace is included in the work of this group.


INTARTS B Workshop B: Performances and Installations

Professor: B. Boretz/R. Teitelbaum

CRN: 11742

Distribution: F

Time: Tu 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BRK

Realization by realtime performance or by spatial construction of creative works composed by members of the Integrated Arts Program and in the world's literature of relevant 'scores'. Cybernetic structures and resources are an integral component of this workshop. Active participation in the integrated Arts Commonspace is included in the work of this group. Performance events, occasions, and other modes of presentation will be explored and periodically offered to the community.


INTARTS C Integrated Arts Seminar: Discourses, Artifacts, Phenomena, Theories, Literatures, Histories

Professor: B. Boretz

CRN: 11743

Distribution: A

Time: W 10:30 am - 2:30 pm BRK

Topic for Spring 1997: Creating Time and Space: A Global Examination of Expressive Media
An analytic history of expressive behaviors from social, cultural, and aesthetic (rather than primarily technical) observations. This is essentially a participatory research and discussion project, in which all members of the group pursue independent objectives and share results with the group. The range of subjects includestheoretical , philosophical, historical and anthropological texts as well as expressive artifacts and phenomena, retrieved from a wide variety of documentary modes (including verbal, pictorial, and mimetic descriptions). Sample subjects: multimedia (theater, dance, ritual, literary, graphic) forms, ancient and modern, from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.Open to Integrated Arts majors and participants in Integrated Arts workshops, courses, and ensembles. Includes attendance at Commonspaces.


INTARTS D Commonspace Colloquium

Professor:

CRN: 11744

Distribution: F

Time: W 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BRK

The Integrated Arts community meets weekly to dialogue, share work, offer presentations and performances, and encounter visiting colleagues offering talks andpresentations. Everyone signing up for work in Integrated Arts should leave this time free and participate.


INTRTS E Integrated Arts Ensemble

Professor: B. Boretz/R. Teitelbaum

CRN: 11745

Distribution: F

Time: Tu 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BRK

A standing ensemble including resources from all and any media, meeting weekly to rehearse and prepare performances of work composed for the ensemble by its members and others, Cybernetic resources such as interfaces with computers, MIDI, sound processors, movement and/or light sensors; complex spatial environments createdby the deployment of electronic and physical linkages, involving both near and remote locations, are also going to be constructed and employed. No special technical expertise is required for participation, though all types of technical and performance expertise are likely to be valued.


INTARTS F Ensemble: Reading Plays Aloud

Professor: A. Dolan/J. Churchill

CRN: 11752

Distribution: F

Time: TBA

(1 credit) Each week a play by a different playwright is read aloud in class. The play is discussed and analyzed for language, structure, character and content. Students are assigned roles the previous week and are expected to come to class familiarized with the play and their part. There is a final group project at the end of the semsester. No previous acting experience is necessary but students should be prepared to participate in the dramatic reading. This semester will focus on plays by African playwrights from the 1960s to the present.


INTARTS 240 Intro Experimental & Electronic Music

Professor: R. Teitelbaum

CRN: 11476

Distribution: F

Time: Tu 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm BLM 117

Beginning with the radical innovations of such revolutionary figures as Charles Ives, Henry Cowell and Edgar Varese early in the twentieth century, the experimanetal music tradition in the United States and elsewhere will be examined. In addition to studying the body of work this tradition has produced, as well as discussing its aesthetic and philosophic underpinnings, students will be encouraged to actively realize and perform works by the composers and artists studied. Examples of some possible performance projects: Ives' quaretrtone pieces, Cowell's piano music, graphic scores by Feldman. Brown and Cardew, chance and intermediate scores of Cage, live electronic pieces by Tudor, Lucier or Behrman; relaization of a nancarrow player piano score on Disklavier, event pieces by Fluxus, Paik and Kusogi, meditations piece by Oliveros, phase pieces of Steve Reich, notated and text pieces by Rzewski, game pieces by Wolff and Zorn, etc. This course is intended to provide a prefatory foundation for Electronic Music Workshop. Course open to First-Year students who have some background in the subject.


INTARTS 319 Film Aesthetics Seminar: Film and Fiction in Post World War II Italy

Professor: J. Pruitt/W. Weaver

CRN: 11751

Distribution: A/D

Time: Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PRE Screening: M 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PRE FILM

cross-listed: Film, Italian Studies, Literature
An investigation of the innovative Italian filmmakers and writers whose works often grouped under the banner of "Neo-Realism" were to exert world-wide influence in the decade following the end of the Second World War. We will not only do a careful analysis of several key works which seem to define the movement (e.g. Rossellini's film Paisan and Calvino's novel The Path to the Nest of Spiders, but also trace the roots of Italian realism in the great 19th century novelist Giovanni Verga, and explore those artists whose works reflect back on the post war era and in effect critique it, a position perhaps exemplified by the filmmaker/writer Pier Paolo Pasolini. Films by DeSica, Visconti, Fellini, Bertolucci; fiction by Ginzburg, Moravia among others. Upper College only. Required essays and a term paper.


INTARTS 362 Electronic Networks

Professor: P. Ahwesh

CRN: 11558

Distribution: C/F

Time: Tu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PRE

This course wll examine the electronic networks of the internet, by exploring a variety of information systems, virtual communities and on-line art projects. These various world, each as distinct interactive models, will be examined and critiqued through selected readings culled from critical theory, policy, history, and aesthetics. Each student will be expected to spend quality time on-line, to tackle several technologies as they apply to activities on the net and to design and mount an on-line project.