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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 video (Total 5 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Meet the instructors and the team5m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Study tips for studying online5m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
3 hours to complete

Music and Atmosphere

7 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Reflection on "a day in the life of a listener"8m
Music between consciousness and subconsciousness: An interview with Anahid Kassabian18m
Music between consciousness and subconsciousness: An interview with Thomas van Straaten11m
Reflection on the interviews with Anahid Kassabian and Thomas van Straaten6m
"Music for Airports": The various roles of music8m
Music and atmosphere: Concluding discussion8m
1 reading
How can music and society be related?15m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Music and Identity

9 videos (Total 92 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Music and personal identity: the power from outside vs. the freedom from inside8m
Music and collective identity: One song, many identities8m
"I will survive": Music between repetition and difference9m
Music and clashing identities: An interview with Daniel Barenboim25m
Reflection on the interview with Daniel Barenboim5m
Does social position affect musical taste? An introduction to Bourdieu8m
From inequality in society to inequality in music: Bourdieu’s critique8m
Music and identity: Concluding discussion9m
3 readings
Music and personal identity10m
Deconstructing identity: Mark C. Taylor10m
Music and identity: Exploring Bourdieu’s views10m
2 practice exercises
Music and personal identity2m
Music and identity: Exploring Bourdieu’s views6m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Music and Politics

9 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
From noise regulation to national hymns: Music and the state5m
Music and culture industry: An introduction to Adorno15m
Power is everywhere: From “politics” to “the political”3m
Disciplining and controlling: Music and the political6m
Undermining authority: Music and subversion9m
The possibility of subversion through music: Adorno revisited12m
Music, cultural policy, and resistance: An interview with Louis Andriessen18m
Music and politics: Concluding discussion7m
3 readings
Music and politics: The fetish character in music and the regression of listening10m
Affective tonality? What's that?15m
How music becomes noise: Jacques Attali10m
3 practice exercises
Music and politics: The fetish character in music and the regression of listening2m
Affective tonality? What's that?4m
How music becomes noise: Jacques Attali2m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Music and Ethics

9 videos (Total 82 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Music and virtue: Good music for the good soul7m
Music and hospitality: An introduction3m
Ethical listening and perceptual care8m
Music and respect: An interview with Ton Koopman10m
Reflection on the interview with Ton Koopman7m
Music and “Bildung”: Character first9m
Music and engagement: An interview with Nanette Nielsen12m
Music and ethics: Concluding discussion13m
3 readings
Post-Modern Ethics: Beyond Good and Evil10m
Music and ethics: Freedom, bildung and art10m
Complete our short survey10m
2 practice exercises
Post-Modern Ethics: Beyond Good and Evil2m
Music and Ethics: Freedom, Bildung and Art2m
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Top reviews from The Importance and Power of Music in our Society

By IFMar 17th 2017

very useful for advancing my career and deepen my understanding on the topic.

By TRJan 25th 2018

A very good eye opener towards to music and it's relationship to the society

Instructors

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Marcel Cobussen

Prof.dr.
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty of Humanities
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Hafez Ismaïli M'Hamdi

PhD
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty of Humanities

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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