Contemporary Topics

  • What had the greatest impact on me was the course on computer music, which greatly expanded my thinking on what music is.

    – Creative Musicians Retreat Participant


The Walden faculty offer discussion-based seminars on 20th and 21st century music.  Courses that have been offered at the Creative Musicians Retreat include: Moral Contexts in Recent Music, Spectralism, Orchestration, Process Music, Symmetry in Music, Transformations: The Changing Styles of 20th Century Composers, and Metamorphosis: How the Work of M.C. Escher Helps Us Understand Contemporary Music.

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