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Les compositeurs canadiens: Techniques non-traditionelles

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National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Early Canadian Orchestral Music
An introduction to the history of Canadian orchestral music
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The Composers and their Music
Information about the music of Robert Aitken, Norma Beecroft, Michael Colgrass, R. Murray Schafer, and John Weinzweig.
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Guided Listening #1: 12-Tone: No Resting Place
A guided listening for John Weinzweig's Divertimento No. 6
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Guided Listening #2: An Orchestra or a Zoo?
A guided listening exercise for Robert Aitken's Spiral.
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Guided Listening #3: Improvisation
A guided listening for Norma Beecroft's Improvvisazioni Concertanti No. 2
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Guided Listening #4: Notes Between Notes and Please Use Your Voices
A guided listening for R. Murray Schafer's East
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Learning Activity #1: 12-Tone
A learning activity based on the 12-tone technique.
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Learning Activity #2: Compose With Your Favourite Techniques and Genres
A learning activity that allows students to compose with their favourite techniques and genres as studied in this learning collection.
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Programme Notes
Information about Robert Aitken's Spiral, Norma Beecroft's Improvvisazioni Concertanti No. 2, Michael Colgrass' Delta, R. Murray Schafer's East, and John Weinzweig's Divertimento No. 6.
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Learning Objectives

Ce module pédagogique conu pour permettre aux élèves et aux enseignants d'atteindre les objectifs suivants:

• Comprendre et apprécier les stratégies non traditionnelles utilisées par les compositeurs pour créer de la musique nouvelle et singulière.
• Envisager le rôle de la « transgression de règles » en musique comme un moyen de remettre en question notre façon d’écouter, nos goûts et nos intérêts personnels.
• Établir un lien personnel avec les défis et les plaisirs de l’écoute, de la composition et de l’interprétation de la musique non traditionnelle.