MUSA150-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Music in Aotearoa New Zealand

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

A broad-genre approach to the history of music in and of Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular emphasis on notions of identity in a bicultural society, musical identity, sound and place.

This course aims to offer a broad-genre approach to the history of music in and of Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular emphasis on socio-musicological developments since World War II, and the evolution of bicultural nationhood as expressed through our music-making. The course includes an exploration of concepts of cultural identity, musical identity, sound and place.

Course topics covered include:
The Māori world of music - traditional and contemporary
Listening to and recognising music from Aotearoa including waiata and taonga pūoro
Broken and retrieved/reinvented performing traditions
Problematics of the museum in cultural preservation
Key dates and events in New Zealand Aotearoa cultural formation
Landscape and Nature
Isolation
Cultural meeting points
Rap and hip-hop in Aotearoa New Zealand
Presenting NZ music to international audiences
Electroacoustic developments and a sense of place
Kiwiana and Irony
Short histories, small nations
DIY and the Garden Shed
Flying Nun and its position in New Zealand

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will have developed:
  • Knowledge of a broad range of New Zealand music including waiata and taonga pūoro, and contemporary Māori music;
  • Knowledge of music and musical artists of Aotearoa New Zealand across a range of genres and historical periods, and the ability to discuss some musical aspects of those works and relate them to the broader contexts of New Zealand culture and society;
  • Appreciation of the effects of colonisation and globalisation on cultural practices in Aotearoa New Zealand, and on notions of sound and place;
  • The ability to discuss and critique notions of ‘knowledge’ and ‘norms’ particularly as applied to understandings of New Zealand’s bicultural heritage, te tiriti o Aotearoa, and the place of music in cultural practice and beliefs;
  • Bicultural competence and confidence in relation to discussions and critiques of the music of Aotearoa New Zealand.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Fine Arts 124A 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Fine Arts 124A 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Weekly classes:
1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial each week

Course Coordinator

Glenda Keam

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 09 Aug 2019 20% To be uploaded to the appropriate assignment drop box in LEARN
Review Assignment 20 Sep 2019 25% To be uploaded to the appropriate assignment drop box in LEARN
Listening Test 08 Oct 2019 30% Held in the classroom
Interview/Research Assignment 18 Oct 2019 25% To be uploaded to the appropriate assignment drop box in LEARN

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $850.00

International fee $3,775.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All MUSA150 Occurrences

  • MUSA150-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019