Teaching Workshop: From Text to Performance

A.Y. 2019/2020
3
Max ECTS
20
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
In the spirit of the so-called "applied musicology", the lab provides a practical viewpoint for the students' historical-theoretical knowledge, gained over the university years. On the basis of a specific musicological project (which differs every year), students will develop professional potentialities that are requested from the job market in areas such as media entertainement and performative arts, and will also solidify their cultural capital for the realm of the humanities.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the lab, students will be able to transform their own historical-theoretical knowledge into practical skills, aiming at an informed use of digital technologies and at becoming familiar with a variety of media. In the context of a performative/organizational project to be fulfilled throughout the lav, this class positions itself in the realm of "practice-led research" and the Digital Humanities.
Course syllabus and organization

(1)

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
For the academic year 2019/20, the lab focuses on a collaborative research project titled "Mapping Musical Life: Urban Culture and Local Press in the Post-Unitarian Italy". Participants will engage in several different activities, centered around the monitoring and reconstruction/restitution of the Milanese soundscape between 1866 and 1882. The lab deals with the documentation of those public and private spaces relevant to the realm of musical sociability of the nineteenth century; with the digitalization of a variety of iconographic sources for the city of Milan, which underwent a great transformation into "modernity" during the period covered by the project; and with the realization of short documentaries on the most relevant topics. Based on the skills and interests of the participants, the lab will adjust in "transforming" its objects of analysis into a performative project broadly speaking.
At the end of the course, students will be able to geolocate sonic and musical phenomena, to familiarize with historic press, and to work with databases of musical-historical information.
Prerequisites for admission
By taking advantage of the variety of skills brought by each participant, the lab does not have any prerequisites for admission.
Teaching methods
The lab employs a variety of teaching formats, including frontal lectures, seminars, visiting professors, and practical support activities required by the annual performative project at the core of the lab.
Teaching Resources
Readings and other resources vary each year and are not formalized into a standard bibliography. Students will be provided with all the materials and the technological devices needed for the accomplishment of the lab's goals.
Assessment methods and Criteria
No assessement verification, other than active participation to the lab's various activities.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Sala Emilio

(2)

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course will follow the whole process of edition, study, promotion of the modern production of the farsa "L'incantesimo senza magia" by Giuseppe Maria Foppa (†1845) and Francesco Gardi (†1810).
The work will be in connection with the production of the farsa as part of the lyric season (autumn 2020) of the Luglio Musicale Trapanese
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of rudiments of music theory
Teaching methods
Lecture; in-class workshop with analysis of samples useful for making of editions, critical texts, and promotional clips
Teaching Resources
Provided during the course
Assessment methods and Criteria
A set of materials produced by the students, including the edition of the sources (libretto and score), illustrative texts relevant to the production and the promotion of the show.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Daolmi Davide