Network: Audio Sculpted Through Alliance, 2016 Bard College
Network: Audio Sculpted Through Alliance, Damien Shane Moffitt
Senior Projects Spring 2016
Network is a compilation of my work, collected from some of my collaborations where I represent the diversity and chaos of my musical career.
In the first half of this double album I explore drumming along to a dear friend’s (Leach) music, trying to add a little bit more of a live flavor. What made this more of a challenge was that I would not be able to record with an actual drum set that semester. I had to improvise and set up an electronic drum kit inside of a friend’s house. Jack Moulton was that friend. He ...
The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University
The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, Nesma Magdy Khodier Vcuq
Theses and Dissertations
For centuries, Arabic music has been intrinsically linked to Arab culture and by extension bonded to the environmental landscape of the region, reflecting their emotions, moods, and behaviors. Numerous technological advancements in the latter half of the twentieth century, have greatly affected the rich legacy of Arabic music, significantly impacting the natural progression of traditional Arabic musical genres, scales, and instrumentation.
This thesis serves as an introduction to generative methods of music production, specifically music generated through gestures. Through generative music, and its unique ability to map gestures to different musical parameters, music can be produced using computer algorithms.
La Voix Humaine: A Technology Time Warp, 2016 University of Kentucky
La Voix Humaine: A Technology Time Warp, Whitney Myers
Theses and Dissertations--Music
In 1959 French composer Francis Poulenc composed the opera La Voix humaine based on Jean Cocteau’s original play (1928). La Voix humaine is a one-act opera for soprano. The main character, Elle, spends the opera on the phone with her ex-lover who is marrying another the next day. Many musicians believe this opera is difficult or impossible to update, due to the use of the telephone and its dated operator system, which is a large aspect of the action and drama.
This document provides the reader with a new interpretation of the opera with modern technology. Chapter One begins ...
A Grading Catalogue Of Selected Works For Solo Trombone And Piano, 2016 University of Northern Iowa
A Grading Catalogue Of Selected Works For Solo Trombone And Piano, Brent Michael Mead
Honors Program Theses
The current status of graded repertoire lists for trombonists is almost nonexistent. Selecting works for students can be difficult especially when you are unfamiliar with the large body of solo literature. I created a list of solo trombone works all graded with the same system in which students and teachers could utilize when selecting new pieces of music to perform. Teachers could more readily find new pieces for their students to study by using this grading scale. It can be difficult for trombone teachers to find easier solo literature for students because of the fact that most works that are ...
Practising Jazz Performance: An Investigation Into The Process That Underpins Optimal Instrumental Practice In The Jazz Idiom, Christopher J. Tarr
Theses: Doctorates and Masters
Little formal research has been undertaken into the processes associated with jazz improvisation, particularly those associated with practising to become an elite jazz improviser. This study seeks to understand the role of instrumental practice, particularly physical practice strategies and the associated mental states, in the development of jazz improvisers. Interviews were conducted with six improvisers of various ages, instruments and backgrounds. The study identified a number of strategies specific to jazz practice that differed from traditional practice strategies described in Western art literature, particularly in relation to the importance of the ear-to-instrument connection. Accordingly, the study sets out a series ...
The Origins And Development Of The Euphonium Concerto With Brass Band, 2016 James Madison University
The Origins And Development Of The Euphonium Concerto With Brass Band, Joel M. Collier
Since shortly after its invention, the euphonium has been utilized as a solo instrument, both in chamber music settings with piano, and with large ensembles such as brass bands and wind bands. However, it was not until the composition of Joseph Horovitz’s Euphonium Concerto in 1972 that the euphonium was genuinely regarded as a serious solo instrument in the brass band, capable of performing large-scale, substantial works.
In the following two decades, several composers wrote concerti for euphonium and brass band, each building on the technical demands of their predecessors. Their contributions established the basis of the genre, and ...
A Digital Resource For Navigating Extended Techniques On Bass Clarinet, 2016 Edith Cowan University
A Digital Resource For Navigating Extended Techniques On Bass Clarinet, Philip Everall
Theses: Doctorates and Masters
Extended techniques are integral to the creation and interpretation of works for the bass clarinet. Effects such as multiphonics, microtones, or percussive and air sounds, have become commonplace in repertoire from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This PhD dissertation posits that the bass clarinet’s affinity for these sounds can be traced back to the instrument’s earliest uses, and thus extended techniques should be central to the understanding of the bass clarinet. While there is a large knowledge-base of these techniques, the paradigm of print resources with accompanying music media in which it is catalogued is old-fashioned and inefficient ...
The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, 2015 Cleveland State University
The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager
Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), 2015 Cleveland State University
Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), Dan Rager
Music Theatre Directing For The Vocal Performance Student: A Practical Application Of Knowledge And Skills, 2015 Abilene Christian University
Music Theatre Directing For The Vocal Performance Student: A Practical Application Of Knowledge And Skills, Samuel Martin Snyder
As an application of skills acquired in the course of a four-year Bachelor of Music program, this thesis constitutes the physical documentation of the creative process for Jeanine Tesori’s Violet, the musical production selected for this project. Encompassing in a linear format license contracts, casting, creative development, rehearsal planning and conducting, administrative duties, musical analysis, and artistic instruction, the contents of this document represent in part the steps and components required to realize a full musical production – each one accomplished by the student director. In addition to the physical elements, a full recording of the final performance is available ...
The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, 2015 Abilene Christian University
The Production Of Sticky Notes And Bible Quotes: Godly Answers For Sticky Situations A Children’S Musical As Directed By Julie Brinkman, Julie Elizabeth Brinkman
This thesis reflects upon a director’s experience while directing her first production: Sticky Notes and Bible Quotes: Godly Answers for Sticky Situations by Dennis and Nan Allen. This children’s musical was produced in cooperation with Wylie United Methodist Church of Abilene, TX. Over forty children, with the help of ten adult volunteers, shared the importance of memorizing scripture and looking to God’s Word in times of trouble through song, skits, and the recitation of scripture. While reflecting upon the production process after each rehearsal, the director makes connections between her experiences as director, the content of her ...
The History Of The Guitar, 2015 Marshall University
The History Of The Guitar, Júlio Ribeiro Alves
Music Faculty Research
Conceived as instructional material for the guitar students at Marshall University (or anyone interested in the subject), it presents the historical process of the guitar in a clear and attainable fashion. Several topics related to the guitar will be discussed in detail throughout the book: the postulates associated with its origins, its evolution through the centuries, its repertoire, composers, performers, techniques, etc., culminating with the achievement of the privileged status of a respected concert instrument which it currently possesses.
"The Rameau Compendium" By Graham Sadler, 2015 University of Guelph
"The Rameau Compendium" By Graham Sadler, Mary Cyr
Performance Practice Review
Mary Cyr discusses and reviews Graham Sadler's 2014 work.
Sadler, Graham. The Rameau Compendium. Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2014.
The Off-Board String On The Medieval Fiddle, 2015 Boise State University
The Off-Board String On The Medieval Fiddle, Linda Marie Zaerr
Performance Practice Review
Drawing on explicit descriptions, iconographic representations, and contemporary narrative, this essay analyzes playing techniques and repertories plausible for one type of medieval fiddle and suggests that notions of historical fiddle performance may need to expand to accommodate the aesthetics and techniques implied by the off-board fiddle.
While it has been widely assumed that the left thumb was used to pluck the laterally divergent string described by Jerome of Moravia, the complete body of evidence suggests an alternative interpretation: the thumb can be used to stop this off-board string, extending the melodic range of the instrument down to a step below ...
Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, 2015 Marshall University
Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves
Júlio Ribeiro Alves
My motivation for writing this book grew from my desire to better understand the people and the music heritage of West Virginia and to share the findings of my experience, with the guitar community, in the form of guitar ensemble arrangements.
Singing The Sermon: Where Musicology Meets Homiletics, 2015 Northeastern University; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Singing The Sermon: Where Musicology Meets Homiletics, Emmett G. Price Iii
Yale Journal of Music & Religion
From the beginning of the Christian Church, singing and preaching have served as major tools of communication. In fact, they remain the most utilized methods of articulating and explicating personal and communal theologies across the diverse and expansive expressions of Christianity.
From the life, ministry, and legacy of Jesus Christ through the teachings of the Apostle Paul, the roles and functions of singing and preaching are well known but not well studied as a unit. From the foundational writings of the early Church Fathers through the various theses of the reformers, the acts of singing and preaching have been studied ...
Preaching And The Power Of Music: A Dialogue Between The Pulpit And Choir Loft In 1689, 2015 Yale University
Preaching And The Power Of Music: A Dialogue Between The Pulpit And Choir Loft In 1689, Markus Rathey
Yale Journal of Music & Religion
During the ecclesiastical year 1689-90 the Lutheran superintendent in Leipzig, Johann Benedict Carpzov, and his cantor, the composer Johann Schelle, embarked on a collaboration of unusual scale. In the previous year, Carpzov had preached a cycle of sermons based on well-known hymns from the Lutheran tradition. In 1689-90 Carpzov gave a short summary of the earlier hymn sermons, while Schelle composed for each Sunday a cantata based on the very same hymn. The result is a unique collaboration between preacher and musician, pulpit and choir loft. Only a few of Schelle’s compositions have survived; however, the extant cantatas together ...
Through A Wheat Field; To A Pond, 2015 Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Through A Wheat Field; To A Pond, Ian Mikyska
Poetry by Ian Mikyska
A Jamaican Voice: The Choral Music Of Noel Dexter, 2015 University of Southern Mississippi
A Jamaican Voice: The Choral Music Of Noel Dexter, Desmond A. Moulton
As we approach the twenty-first century, the world generally is moving away from the dominance of the European aesthetic towards a world music that owes much to the musical resources of the African-American tradition. Jamaica’s social and philosophical music belong mainly to that tradition, which includes the use of rhythms, and timbral and melodic resources that exist independently of harmony. Already in this century, Jamaicans have created two totally new music - Nyabinghi, which performs a philosophical function and Reggae, which performs a social function. The choral music of Noel Dexter is important because it is uniquely Jamaican/Caribbean in ...
Lustmord Or Liebestod? Death In Ernst Krenek And Oskar Kokoschka's Orpheus Und Eurydike, 2015 Oberlin College
Lustmord Or Liebestod? Death In Ernst Krenek And Oskar Kokoschka's Orpheus Und Eurydike, Leo Harrington
Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology
In 1923, Ernst Krenek composed an operatic setting of Orpheus und Eurydike, a drama by painter and occasional playwright Oskar Kokoschka. Because musicologists and opera houses alike have overlooked this work, credit afforded to Krenek for his role in Weimar modernity is often confined to the Zeitoper vein of 1920s European culture: the cosmopolitan, jazz-inspired, contemporary aesthetic of Krenek’s 1927 Jonny Spielt Auf. This article, the first English-language study devoted to Orpheus und Eurydike, explores Krenek’s contribution to another crucial facet of Weimar culture: the Austro-German identity crisis provoked by defeat in World War I and social upheaval ...