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Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca 2015 The University of Akron School of Law

Work Made For Hire – Analyzing The Multifactor Balancing Test, Ryan G. Vacca

Ryan G. Vacca

Authorship, and hence, initial ownership of copyrighted works is oftentimes controlled by the 1976 Copyright Act’s work made for hire doctrine. This doctrine states that works created by employees within the scope of their employment result in the employer owning the copyright. One key determination in this analysis is whether the hired party is an employee or independent contractor. In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court, in CCNV v. Reid, answered the question of how employees are distinguished from independent contractors by setting forth a list of factors courts should consider. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not give further ...


A Song Without Music Or Music Without Song: Noise Music And Lexington’S Modern Avant-Garde, Matthew H. Gibson 2014 University of Kentucky

A Song Without Music Or Music Without Song: Noise Music And Lexington’S Modern Avant-Garde, Matthew H. Gibson

Kaleidoscope

While Lexington KY appears to be a fairly unassuming college town, it is actually a regional hub for noise, experimental, and improvisational music. This work explores the directions, motivations, and origins of Lexington’s experimental music scene through interviews with its artists, promoters, and participants. What I uncovered was a loose collective of fiercely independent artists who write their own music, create their own visual artwork, and organize their own performances in some of the most unlikely locations. These musicians and artists represent a peculiar contemporary folk art that emerges more from the psyche than the classroom and challenges all ...


Deweese-Pierce Singers (Fa 775), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Deweese-Pierce Singers (Fa 775), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 775. Compact disc of gospel music by the DeWeese-Pierce Singers. Includes photocopy of song list from the original cassette recording.


Covers Uncovered: A History Of The "Cover Version," From Bing Crosby To The Flaming Lips, Sean Dineley 2014 Western University

Covers Uncovered: A History Of The "Cover Version," From Bing Crosby To The Flaming Lips, Sean Dineley

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis engages with the “cover version” as it has developed since the mid-1940s. This single term has survived across historical eras “so that it now indiscriminately designates any occasion of rerecording” (Coyle 2002, 134). This thesis views changing cover trends as aspects of broader cultural changes. In order to effectively illustrate the wide scope of practices to which this term has referred, the history of cover versions is separated into three broad periods: pre-rock, rock, and post-rock. This thesis explores the shifting attitudes toward, and motivations for, cover recording across these periods. It argues that it is more useful ...


Born To Conquer: The Fortepiano’S Revolution Of Keyboard Technique And Style, Rachel A. Lowrance 2014 Cedarville University

Born To Conquer: The Fortepiano’S Revolution Of Keyboard Technique And Style, Rachel A. Lowrance

Musical Offerings

The fortepiano had a rough beginning. In 1709 it entered a world that was not quite ready for it; a world that was very comfortable with the earlier keyboard instruments, especially the harpsichord. Pianists and composers were used to the harpsichord technique and style, which is drastically different from the piano. This is because the harpsichord was actually a very different instrument than the piano, as is explained in this paper. This paper traces the history of the piano's rise to dominance over the harpsichord, and how its unique hammer action began creating an idiomatic piano style. The piano ...


Learning To Play: Cognitive And Physical Development Of Children And The Requirements Of Playing The Piano, Amy Carmichael 2014 Cedarville University

Learning To Play: Cognitive And Physical Development Of Children And The Requirements Of Playing The Piano, Amy Carmichael

Musical Offerings

Musical learning and performance has traditionally been understood as the process of cognitive ability and physical action. If a musician lacks or is underdeveloped in one of these areas it will either be harder or almost impossible to create music. In this presentation I will focus on the connection between them. Cognitive ability and knowledge increases with age as we gain more facts and experiences. Likewise, a child’s physical abilities expand and become more advanced with age. There is an increasing amount of evidence that cognitive abilities and physical developments are linked in children’s development.


A New Approach: The Feminist Musicology Studies Of Susan Mcclary And Marcia J. Citron, Kimberly Reitsma 2014 Cedarville University

A New Approach: The Feminist Musicology Studies Of Susan Mcclary And Marcia J. Citron, Kimberly Reitsma

Musical Offerings

One of the currently prevalent analytic approaches in academia is feminist theory and criticism. Its combination with musicology has influenced the field for the past four decades. The goal of the new approach, loosely termed “feminist musicology,” has been to discover, analyze, discuss, and promote the representation of women and the “feminine” essence in various disciplines of music. Today, feminist musicology is highly researched, published in books and journals, and presented as scholarly papers at various musicological conferences around the world. This new approach introduces the ideologies of feminism to the study of music.

Susan McClary and Marcia J. Citron ...


Contemplating E-Scores: Open Ruminations On The E-Score, The Patron, The Library, And The Publisher, Lisa Hooper 2014 Purdue University

Contemplating E-Scores: Open Ruminations On The E-Score, The Patron, The Library, And The Publisher, Lisa Hooper

Charleston Library Conference

For several years now, libraries, publishers, and vendors have worked out a means of creating, licensing, and delivering e-books in academic settings. While the art of the academic e-book is perhaps not quite yet perfected, conservatively speaking, today’s students and faculty will find and use at least one e-book in the course of their academic career and be more or less satisfied with the experience. E-scores, however, are only now coming to occupy the attention of librarians and not a moment too soon as commercial e-score vendors with subpar quality content manage to meet the functionality needs of most ...


The Digitization Of Music And The Accessibility Of The Artist, Marius Carboni 2014 McMaster University

The Digitization Of Music And The Accessibility Of The Artist, Marius Carboni

Journal of Professional Communication

This article uses case studies to explore two ways in which technology can impact on artist production. First, technological innovations could facilitate many things that are not new by rather making existing processes better or cheaper in ways that might alter the situation meaningfully. Second, technology can change art through the more profound revision of the role of artist and art-perceiver (Fineberg, 2006). This article examines several examples of how the music industry has been impacted by new technology: Radiohead Rainbows, slicethepie.com, Ditto Music, Music Rainbow, YouTube Orchestra, micro-chunking and LiveFi. The article examines the impact of new technologies ...


Social Commentary Through The Transdisciplinary Practice Of Audio-Visual Performance, Léon McCarthy 2014 McMaster University

Social Commentary Through The Transdisciplinary Practice Of Audio-Visual Performance, Léon Mccarthy

Journal of Professional Communication

Performance is a medium through which alternate perspectives can occupy alternate spaces. Where the rendered media of advertisements, reportage and documentary appeal primarily to the intellect of the viewer, the ephemeral nature of performance tends to first engage the emotions and senses of an audience. By practicing across film, graphic design and data-visualization, audio-visual performers can document themes of social relevance and it could be said that through such transdisciplinary practice, a form of ‘documentary performance’ emerges. This premise has led me to harness audio-visuals toward championing social topics. Thematically, my current performances question whether industrial fishing methods are sustainable ...


Art Into Science/Science Into Art, Steve Gibson 2014 McMaster University

Art Into Science/Science Into Art, Steve Gibson

Journal of Professional Communication

Hybrid artist-scientists are now fairly common. It wasn’t always thus. Certainly music has a relatively long history of cross-fertilization with science, not least because of its obvious mathematical qualities, but also because of the medium-term relationship between music and technology. In formal music studies though, the medium of music was generally considered indivisible from itself, even as mathematical models were used to justify certain theories. Film also has a similar, if somewhat less precisely formalized history, as evidenced by the long history of montage film and visual music. Other fine arts have had less clear relationships with science. This ...


Feel Of The Ocean: Final Report, Ian E. Hoffman, Kevin T. Dunlea, Ryan A. Palo 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Feel Of The Ocean: Final Report, Ian E. Hoffman, Kevin T. Dunlea, Ryan A. Palo

Mechanical Engineering

The overall goal of this project is to create a system that will enhance the audience’s sense that they are actually in the ocean, surrounded by whales, as they attend the Music Department’s 2014 Spring RSVP show. We have designed something that, through the interaction of light and moving fabric, will augment the performance.


Procedural Music Generation And Adaptation Based On Game State, Timothey Andrew Adam 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Procedural Music Generation And Adaptation Based On Game State, Timothey Andrew Adam

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Video game developers attempt to convey moods to emphasize their game's narrative. Events that occur within the game usually convey success or failure in some way meaningful to the story's progress. Ideally, when these events occur, the intended change in mood should be perceivable to the player. One way of doing so is to change the music. This requires musical tracks to represent many possible moods, states and game events. This can be very taxing on composers, and encoding the control flow (when to transition) of the tracks can prove to be tricky as well.

This thesis presents ...


The Bob Marley Effect: More Than Just Words, Juleen S. Burke 2014 Seton Hall University

The Bob Marley Effect: More Than Just Words, Juleen S. Burke

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study explores the legacy of Robert Nesta Marley through a comparison of his influence in Jamaica and the United States. The recognition that Bob Marley received, both during his life and after his death, is comparatively different between the two countries. As iconic as Marley is, why is his message and legacy different in the United States and most of his recognition not received till after his death? The researcher explores how Marley’s message was received in the two countries and whether his audience understood his philosophy and message in the same way. Results indicate that the communication ...


How The Axe Falls: A Retrospective On Thirty-Five Years Of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Performance, Linda Marie Zaerr 2014 Western Michigan University

How The Axe Falls: A Retrospective On Thirty-Five Years Of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Performance, Linda Marie Zaerr

Accessus

This retrospective represents a new approach to using historical performance as a tool for understanding medieval narrative performance. The core of the article traces how an individual performer’s interaction with a stable medieval text both indicates directions medieval performers may have taken and suggests the limitations imposed by modern performance conventions. The discussion touches on issues of adaptation and translation, variation in troupe composition and audience, expectations of modern audiences, impact of costume choices, and limitations of audio and video recordings as documentation of live performance. Juxtaposing eight performances of a single passage clarifies how performance can transform a ...


"A Generation That Didn't Agree": The Paramountcy Of Multidimensional Moral Hierarchy In The System Of A Down Discography, Jesse A. Silk 2014 Cedarville University

"A Generation That Didn't Agree": The Paramountcy Of Multidimensional Moral Hierarchy In The System Of A Down Discography, Jesse A. Silk

English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

A simultaneous, nearly paradoxical contemporary phenomenon exists by which a critical mass harbors great skepticism for objective ethics yet increasingly asserts what ought and what ought not to be. As the technological age further develops, the masses continue to fragment, each person arguing his or her own point on political news programs and blog posts. Initially, this prevalence of ethical claims would seem to indicate a war against apathy is largely successful; increasingly few are without a means of expressing their concerns for humanity, the environment and other pertinent issues. Yet in a society of assertions, the only reliable consensus ...


Marshall University Music Department Presents A Senior Recital, Robert Alfred Nuñez, Baritone With William Murphy, Piano, Robert Alred Nunñez 2014 All Performances

Marshall University Music Department Presents A Senior Recital, Robert Alfred Nuñez, Baritone With William Murphy, Piano, Robert Alred Nunñez

All Performances

No abstract provided.


Marshall University Music Department Presents A Senior Recital, Emily Hall, Clarinet, Emily Hall 2014 All Performances

Marshall University Music Department Presents A Senior Recital, Emily Hall, Clarinet, Emily Hall

All Performances

No abstract provided.


Marshall University Music Department Presents A Senior Recital, Alec Hunt, Trumpet, Assisted By Mark Smith, Piano, Alec Hunt 2014 All Performances

Marshall University Music Department Presents A Senior Recital, Alec Hunt, Trumpet, Assisted By Mark Smith, Piano, Alec Hunt

All Performances

No abstract provided.


Marshall University Music Department Presents A Music Alive Faculty & Guest Artist Collaboration Series, A Tour Around The World: Hamburg, Elizabeth Reed Smith, Violin, Stephen Lawson, Horn, Henning Vauth, Piano, Elizabeth Reed Smith, Stephen Lawson, Henning Vauth 2014 All Performances

Marshall University Music Department Presents A Music Alive Faculty & Guest Artist Collaboration Series, A Tour Around The World: Hamburg, Elizabeth Reed Smith, Violin, Stephen Lawson, Horn, Henning Vauth, Piano, Elizabeth Reed Smith, Stephen Lawson, Henning Vauth

All Performances

No abstract provided.


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