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Red Note New Music Festival Composition Competition Announcement, 2019, School of Music, Carl Schimmel, Roy Magnuson 2019 Illinois State University

Red Note New Music Festival Composition Competition Announcement, 2019, School Of Music, Carl Schimmel, Roy Magnuson

Red Note New Music Festival

The RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University is a week-long event which features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music.


Red Note New Music Festival Poster, 2019, Carl Schimmel, Roy Magnuson, School of Music 2019 Illinois State University

Red Note New Music Festival Poster, 2019, Carl Schimmel, Roy Magnuson, School Of Music

Red Note New Music Festival

The RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University is a week-long event which features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music.


Cartegory Theory: Framing Aesthetics Of Mathematics, Maria Mannone 2019 Independent researcher

Cartegory Theory: Framing Aesthetics Of Mathematics, Maria Mannone

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Mathematics can help investigate hidden patterns and structures in music and visual arts. Also, math in and of itself possesses an intrinsic beauty. We can explore such a specific beauty through the comparison of objects and processes in math with objects and processes in the arts. Recent experimental studies investigate the aesthetics of mathematical proofs compared to those of music. We can contextualize these studies within the framework of category theory applied to the arts (cARTegory theory), thanks to the helpfulness of categories for the analysis of transformations and transformations of transformations. This approach can be effective for the pedagogy ...


2018-2019 New Music Festival, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Lisa Leonard 2019 Lynn University

2018-2019 New Music Festival, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Lisa Leonard

New Music Festival

Thirteenth Annual New Music Festival

  • Yevgeniy Sharlat, Composer-in-Residence
  • Lisa Leonard, Director

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM

  • Spotlight I: Young Composers

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM

  • Master Class with Yevgeniy Sharlat

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM

  • Spotlight II: Yevgeniy Sharlat


Diy In Early Live Electroacoustic Music: John Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, And The Migration Of Live Electronics From The Studio To Performance, Lindsey Elizabeth Hartman 2019 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Diy In Early Live Electroacoustic Music: John Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, And The Migration Of Live Electronics From The Studio To Performance, Lindsey Elizabeth Hartman

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This research examines early live electronic works by Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, and John Cage—three influential American experimental music composers who designed, built, and recontextualized electronics for live performance—and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) aesthetic embodied by their instruments and the compositions written for them. This dissertation serves as a presentation of original research into the earliest composers of live electronic works and the necessary DIY approach used in building independent systems. Previous research on the DIY perspectives in music often touch on the grass-roots nature of contemporary electroacoustic systems but there is not yet research specific to the DIY ...


String Quartet In Three Movements, William R. Malchow 2018 University of New Orleans

String Quartet In Three Movements, William R. Malchow

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ex Position, Lydia Kee 2018 Cedarville University

Ex Position, Lydia Kee

Student Composition Recitals

No abstract provided.


Audio To Architecture: House Music As A Form Generator, Polina Timchenko 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Audio To Architecture: House Music As A Form Generator, Polina Timchenko

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

Contemporary music undergoes similar process of creation to that of the design process through computation and variation. House music as a representation of contemporary culture has a layered structure that allows specific characteristics to identify it as house music. Song components can vary and mix in different orders that form new dynamic compositions. I am going to explore the idea that every house music component can be translated into geometry with the use of parametric design techniques.


Schulman, Steven A. (Fa 1227), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Schulman, Steven A. (Fa 1227), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1227. Student paper titled “The Preacher’s Just Like a Grasshopper: A Study of a Kentucky Song Maker” in which Steven Schulman details the life of Howess Dewey Winfrey, a song-maker from Cumberland County. Schulman collected folk songs and performances from Winfrey over the course of two months. His fieldwork revealed that Winfrey was a creator of satirical tunes, which were influenced by his childhood, his experiences with the Church of the Nazarene, his time spent as a logger, his relationships with family and friends, politics, and land ownership. The paper includes excerpts ...


Austin Taylor Papers, 1916, Austin Taylor 2018 Abilene Christian University

Austin Taylor Papers, 1916, Austin Taylor

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Weeps Happiness: The Dysfunctional Drama Of The White Album, Devin McKinney 2018 Gettysburg College

Weeps Happiness: The Dysfunctional Drama Of The White Album, Devin Mckinney

Musselman Library Staff Publications

With Wilde’s words in mind, listen again to the White Album, or simply its opening. About seven seconds into the first track, “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” as we hear the descent of a jet—a masterful, momentous sound, universally recognized—there’s another, much odder sound: a sound that is not monumental at all, and that no one could recognize. If you know the Beatles, you know the sound; you can hear it in your head this moment if you try. But what is it? A throat imitating a guitar? A guitar imitating a throat? It ...


Romance For Oboe And Piano, Mark Dal Porto, Tracy Carr 2018 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus

Romance For Oboe And Piano, Mark Dal Porto, Tracy Carr

Research on Contemporary Composition

The breadth of contemporary music includes an expansion of harmonies, genres, instrumentation, and techniques. With all these options available today, many composers still feel it is important to connect with the audience on a personal and expressive level. The submitted piece Romance for Oboe and Piano attempts to do just that.

Romance features post-tonal materials of modern compositional writing. Some of the compositional techniques included in Romance are octatonicism, more complex chord structures, pandiatonicism, modal, pentatonic, and whole tone scales. At the beginning of Romance, the piano and oboe are treated as two separate entities but as the work progresses ...


Morphing Patterns, Building Music: A Way Forward From Minimalism In Music Writing, Raphael Mak 2018 University of North Georgia

Morphing Patterns, Building Music: A Way Forward From Minimalism In Music Writing, Raphael Mak

Research on Contemporary Composition

Key words: minimalism, patterns, modules, composition process

This project uses my current composition practice, which I may describe as minimalist, as a starting point to develop a forward-looking composition process in terms of more creative and robust means of processing the material, interaction with the context, and means of creative presentation, thus creating a unique and personal creative style that reflects updated contexts of contemporary music composition. This new process is modular with a basis on pattern languages first developed by Christopher Alexander in the field of architecture.


How To Make An Orchestra Alone: A Critical, Experiential Performance Of Ben’S Year In The Mountains, Ben Kusserow 2018 Western Washington University

How To Make An Orchestra Alone: A Critical, Experiential Performance Of Ben’S Year In The Mountains, Ben Kusserow

Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays

This paper shares the hour-performance traveled from the boat house to the middle of the dam on Diablo Lake, WA. There were two distinct activities in each of the four sections. In each section, Ben shared a story from his year in the NCI Graduate Residency program. He then engaged the audience in some critical thought leading into an activity.


The Federal Music Project: An American Voice In Depression-Era Music, Audrey S. Rutt 2018 Cedarville University

The Federal Music Project: An American Voice In Depression-Era Music, Audrey S. Rutt

Musical Offerings

After World War I, America was musically transformed from an outsider in the European classical tradition into a country of musical vibrance and maturity. These great advances, however, were deeply threatened by the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the consequent Great Depression. The nation that, for the first time, was developing an international reputation in the arts now faced a crisis of how to support them. Government sponsorship of the arts through the New Deal Federal One projects allowed struggling artists to survive economically during this era. In the realm of music, however, the Federal Music Project (FMP) had ...


Destruction Du Monde, Alex Shawver 2018 Southern Methodist University

Destruction Du Monde, Alex Shawver

Music Theses and Dissertations

Destruction du monde is composed for a small orchestra comprised of piccolo doubling flute, flute doubling alto flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon doubling contrabassoon, two horns, two trumpets, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, timpani, three percussionists, and chamber strings. The piece duration is 26 minutes. The title of the work is a play on Darius Milhaud’s ballet La Creation du monde. The instrumentation is similar to the Milhaud, the only additions being one horn, one trombone, tuba, viola in place of alto saxophone, and strings in threes rather than one per part. The form is similar only in ...


Conceptual Metaphor And Its Role In The Composition, Performance, And Consumption Of Music, Loren Natario 2018 Western Washington University

Conceptual Metaphor And Its Role In The Composition, Performance, And Consumption Of Music, Loren Natario

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

An analysis of conceptual metaphor (as described by George Lakoff) within the field of music discourse. I examined specific instances of conceptual metaphor and extrapolated to draw conclusions regarding patterns of reasoning and conceptualizations of music as a whole. Despite my observations of conceptual metaphor being limited to the English language, I argue that there is a degree of universality of these conceptualizations (at least within the domain of Western music) and provided evidence of similar conceptualizations outside of the English language. I also argue that significant changes in musical aesthetics in the 19th and 20th century can ...


Rediscovering The Interpersonal: Models Of Networked Communication In New Media Performance, Alicia Champlin 2018 University of Maine

Rediscovering The Interpersonal: Models Of Networked Communication In New Media Performance, Alicia Champlin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This paper examines the themes of human perception and participation within the contemporary paradigm and relates the hallmarks of the major paradigm shift which occurred in the mid-20th century from a structural view of the world to a systems view. In this context, the author’s creative practice is described, outlining a methodology for working with the communication networks and interpersonal feedback loops that help to define our relationships to each other and to media since that paradigm shift. This research is framed within a larger field of inquiry into the impact of contemporary New Media Art as we experience ...


Complex Personalities: An Original Composition For Virtual Wind Ensemble And An Accompanying Exploration Of The Effects Of The Internet On Music Collaboration And Composition, Chris Kamerling 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University

Complex Personalities: An Original Composition For Virtual Wind Ensemble And An Accompanying Exploration Of The Effects Of The Internet On Music Collaboration And Composition, Chris Kamerling

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the impact that the internet has had on the esprit de corps of the musical community. As a mechanism for that exploration, it also includes an original composition comprised of three character pieces. The exegesis of the piece will describe the basis of these musical representations and explore the application of the piece as a vehicle for a shared musical experience across the internet. A virtual ensemble was created by crowd-sourcing from social media. Participants played different parts that were combined by computer manipulation into a final product.


Midwestern Portrait For Chamber Jazz Ensemble And Solo Tenor Saxophone, Andrew Janak 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Midwestern Portrait For Chamber Jazz Ensemble And Solo Tenor Saxophone, Andrew Janak

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

“Midwestern Portrait” for Chamber Jazz Ensemble and Solo Tenor Saxophone is an original composition consisting of three main movements, an introduction, and two interludes. The piece is written for a full ensemble of 17 musicians – one solo tenor saxophone, four woodwinds, four brass, four strings, and four rhythm section players. The “Introduction,” “Interlude 1,” and “Interlude 2” feature smaller performing forces while the three main movements (“For GK,” “The Tradition,” “The Search) are written for the full ensemble.

“Movement 1: For GK (Lincoln)” is a tribute to my time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and showcases the solo tenor saxophone ...


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