Music In Other Art Forms (Falk Hübner)

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Community
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One five hour lesson per week
Total contact hours
30 hours
Study load
82 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to third year of Bachelor phase.
See Competencies Matrix.
Getting a better understanding of other art forms and cooperating.
Relation to other modules
Related to the other band modules.
The course focuses on the intersection between music and other arts. The boundaries between musical styles are becoming increasingly blurred, as are also the boundaries between art forms themselves: music, theater, dance, film, installations, fine arts and multimedia, etc. Here, we will particularly concentrate on the performing arts: theater, dance and performance. Everything revolves around the collaboration between a musician and the other artists, the various languages (both artistic and literally spoken communication) and the role of the various media.
Musicians are becoming increasingly involved in interdisciplinary collaborations while music plays a role in virtually every performing art. Therefore, as a musician, how do you deal with artists from other disciplines and how can you and your music relate to these other people? How can you ensure that your music is not simply playing an accompanying role but functions throughout the work in a way that is both active and autonomous? What kind of examples are there?
We will discuss models of working together. We will also watch and analyses performances on video while focusing on the collaboration between the different disciplines. Therefore, students’ individual projects are particularly welcome as a basis for conversation and discussion.
During the academic year, the students and the teacher will attend three extraordinary and much talked-about performances that seek out the boundaries between the disciplines. Here, you should think in terms of the performances of the VeenFabriek (music theater), MuziektheaterTransparant, Alain Platel/Les Ballets C de la B (dance) and the NeedCompany (theater).
Mode(s) of instruction
Group classes.
Material & Tools
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and, if applicable, public performances.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

The course focuses on the intersection between music and other arts.