Aesthetic and philosophy of music

lmusi2871  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Aesthetic and philosophy of music
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
15.0 h
Q1

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Language
French
Prerequisites
None. This course is obligatory for students in musicology.
Main themes
In-depth study of some musical philosophical movements, from Antiquity up to now. This study enables students to analyse, in the light of history, basic notions in terms of aesthetic and musical critic ( notion of beauty, taste, musical pleasure, emotion, style, active listening, time and space, imitation, ').
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Comprehension of problems and stakes of philosophy of music and aesthetic on the basis of precise questions, both historic and thematic. The course and guided works will allow students to acquire a sufficient detachment to deepen their own critical approach towards musical art.
 
Content
Themes vary from a year to another. The professor emphasizes key periods that witnessed the birth of basic notions for the understanding of music, or fondamental concepts, studied in a diachronical way.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The lectures will be given ex-cathedra by the professor. Those are agremented with musical exemples, pictures and videos. Students prepare the sceances through the reading of an article or a chapter coming from a reference monography.
The course also includes a paper that the student will have to write on a specific theme or aesthetic concept.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral examination at the end of the session and presentation of the personal report by the student.
Other information
 Course material: a summary, a PowerPoint presentation and a bibliography of the course, as well as a lecture calendar will be available on the intranet.
Bibliography
Outre la bibliographie générale, les lectures obligatoires et/ou conseillées seront affichées en début d'année, selon le thème abordé par l'enseignant.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (approfondissement)

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in Philosophy