Term Project Listen to Music and Write a Story Listen to Beethoven, Ludwig Von, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. And then, use first person to write the story!
In previous semesters this has been known as an Opinion-Oriented Paper.
This semester we are going to try something new. This will be “creative writing”
assignment based on one of the pieces listed below. You are to choose one of the listed pieces (each is significant works among the classical canon), listen
to it multiple times, and write 2-3 pages on what types of visual imagery your imagination can manifest. This paper must be written in the first-person – in other words, you are the subject.
Classical music (being more “methodical” than popular music) has a tendency to be more abstract. One problem we have as listeners is that unlike nearly all other art forms, the part that we are to play is not inherent to the composition We are often left to our own devices as to what a particular piece of music
is about and what it means. Music is supposed to stimilate the imagination. I am therefore going to allow each of you to explore your creativity through the aural, mental, and intellectual stimulation of one of the pieces below. This is a creative writing assignment, grades will be based on how well you tie the music into your visual imagery.