Orchestra Machines, Old And New, 2018 Western University
Orchestra Machines, Old And New, Jonathan De Souza
Jonathan De Souza
Musicking, Discourse, And Identity In Participatory Media Fandom, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Musicking, Discourse, And Identity In Participatory Media Fandom, Aya Esther Hayashi
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
In this dissertation, I study three forms of music-making within media fandom and their respective communities: filk, roughly, the folk music of the science fiction and fantasy fandom; wizard rock, a punk/DIY movement inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels; and the YouTube musicals of Team StarKid and AVbyte. I consider their individual histories and the popular music movements and genres that influenced their respective developments. Even though the practices of these three communities are very different, their participants use similar, if identical, discourses when discussing what they do and why they do it, including but not ...
From Maroons To Mardi Gras: The Role Of African Cultural Retention In The Development Of The Black Indian Culture Of New Orleans, Robin Ligon Williams
After a three hundred year journey from the continent, African cultural retention remains at the core of the Black Indian masking tradition of New Orleans. Prior research from progenitors in anthropology and ethnomusicology, focusing on African cultural retention, include the ground-breaking ethnographies of Robert Farris Thompson, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Michael P. Smith, Margaret Thompson Drewel, Stephen Wehmeyer, Jason Berry and others, have established a solid foundation for research on African influences and retentions in expressive folk cultures, laying a firm foundation for this project. The author’s insider experiences within the Black Indian tradition are underscored by ...
Schumann’S Frauenliebe Und Leben: An Analysis Of “Nun Hast Du Mir Den Ersten Schmerz Getan”, 2018 The College of Wooster
Schumann’S Frauenliebe Und Leben: An Analysis Of “Nun Hast Du Mir Den Ersten Schmerz Getan”, Emily Schwitzgebel
Black & Gold
"Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan" ("Now you have caused me pain for the first time") is the eighth and final song in Robert Schumann's Frauenliebe Und Leben song cycle, based upon a poem cycle by Adelbert con Chamisso, which follows the stages of love as told by the woman—the narrator. Unique from the previous seven songs in both content and musicality, this song mourns the loss of the woman in the poem’s husband. Schumann uses techniques such as tonal unclarity, dynamics, tempo markings, and a lack of cadences in order to connect the music ...
The Effects Of Diegetic And Nondiegetic Music On Viewers’ Interpretations Of A Film Scene, 2018 Loyola University Chicago
The Effects Of Diegetic And Nondiegetic Music On Viewers’ Interpretations Of A Film Scene, Elizabeth M. Wakefield-Connell, Siu-Lan Tan, Matthew P. Spackman
Previous studies have shown that pairing a film excerpt with different musical soundtracks can change the audience’s interpretation of the scene. This study examined the effects of mixing the same piece of music at different levels of loudness in a film soundtrack to suggest diegetic music (“source music,” presented as if arising from within the fictional world of the film characters) or to suggest nondiegetic music (a “dramatic score” accompanying the scene but not originating from within the fictional world). Adjusting the level of loudness significantly altered viewers’ perceptions of many elements that are fundamental to the storyline, including ...
Frank Zappa And His Conception Of Civilization Phaze Iii, 2018 University of Kentucky
Frank Zappa And His Conception Of Civilization Phaze Iii, Jeffrey Daniel Jones
Theses and Dissertations--Music
When Frank Zappa died in 1993, he left Civilization Phaze III as a last testament to both his musical and thematic purpose. The work received a handful of reviews in the popular music press, and has subsequently been ignored by both the popular press and, with few exceptions, academia.
Many are the composers whose careers have been thought describe a mid-period mastery, followed by later decline. This presumption seems to have fallen upon Frank Zappa, apparently due to his retirement from the concert stage, and final years writing music on the Synclavier. This thesis seeks to demonstrate that Zappa's ...
The Creation: Haydn's Drama, 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
The Creation: Haydn's Drama, Alexis K. Aguilar, Rami N. Halabi, Jared S. Pector
2018 Festschrift: Franz Josef Haydn's "The Creation"
This paper focuses on Haydn’s use of drama in regard to his oratorio The Creation. To understand Haydn’s use of drama, we considered three main aspects. The first aspect is the means by which Haydn came about The Creation text and the meaning it held for him. The second aspect is an analysis of the work, particularly looking at text painting, comedic elements, and orchestration. Finally, we will discuss the reception of Haydn’s work and the importance it held in relation to the aesthetics of the time. The Creation was a staple of Haydn’s work, and ...
Timbral Thievery: Synthesizers And Sonic Materiality, 2017 Western University
Timbral Thievery: Synthesizers And Sonic Materiality, Jonathan De Souza
Jonathan De Souza
Springsteen: In The American Tradition, 2017 Arcadia University
Springsteen: In The American Tradition, Alex Mcdonough
Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works
Springsteen’s music serves as a platform for not only the working poor, but also the pariahs of American society. Like other classic American singer-songwriters, Springsteen uses his music to explore tragedy in the American life, imbuing each song with a quiet, sometimes darkly humorous humanity. Through his songs, Springsteen has defined an altogether different type of American story, one that weaves tragedy, comedy, and the tedious minutiae of daily life. Springsteen considers each element of every story he tells to be distinct and important in its own way, creating a sense of purpose for even the lowest of the ...
J.R.R. Tolkien And The Music Of Middle Earth, 2017 Cedarville University
J.R.R. Tolkien And The Music Of Middle Earth, Emily Sulka
Channels: Where Disciplines Meet
Often referred to as “the Father of Modern Fantasy,” J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings trilogy between 1937 and 1949. Selling millions of copies each year, the Lord of the Rings is one of the bestselling books to date, and between the four books, six movies have been produced in an effort to relay the story of Middle Earth. However, movies do not stand alone as the only other art based off the trilogy. Throughout the novels, Tolkien includes poems that his characters sing, and in 1967, Donald Swann, after collaborating with the author, published a ...
Villa-Lobos's Compositional Techniques And Treatment Of Folk Melodies In Cirandas For Piano, 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi
Villa-Lobos's Compositional Techniques And Treatment Of Folk Melodies In Cirandas For Piano, Gustavo Schafaschek
Despite his significance as the most important Latin American composer of the twentieth century, serious analytical studies on the music of the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos are still few and far between. Recent scholarship has started to demystify the figure of Villa-Lobos as an intuitive composer with no technique, revealing an artist that strove to develop an idiosyncratic musical language. The present document aims to contribute to this new trend in Villa-Lobos’s scholarship by analyzing pieces from the piano cycle Cirandas, W220, considered one of the most important works from the composer’s mature style. Each of the sixteen ...
Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Bassoon Tutors And Their Published Contributions To Bassoon Pedagogy, 2017 James Madison University
Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Bassoon Tutors And Their Published Contributions To Bassoon Pedagogy, Gina Michelle Moore
Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current
This research project is a survey of eighteenth and nineteenth century bassoon tutors and their contributions to bassoon pedagogy. Tutors for this project were chosen from the two main schools of bassoon playing and pedagogy during the time centered in France and Germany. Bassoon teachers surveyed will include: Joseph Frölich, Karl Almenräder, Christian Julius Weissenborn, Ludwig Milde, Etienne Ozi, Eugène Jancourt, and Eugène Bourdeau.
Closing The Gap: An Analysis Of The Musical Elements Contributing To Hip-Hop’S Emergence Into Popular Culture, 2017 Murray State University
Closing The Gap: An Analysis Of The Musical Elements Contributing To Hip-Hop’S Emergence Into Popular Culture, Grant Knox
This paper explores the musical evolution of hip-hop and the techniques that have influenced such growth. Hip-hop music’s pioneers established a genre that would not only prove to be self-sustaining, but allow for a diverse array of influences to contribute to its growth. An art form that was once preserved for minorities and often considered a lower form of intellectual art is growing closer to mainstream music. Topics such as the orchestration and production of music, influence of other genres, harmonic analysis, and the diversity within the genre itself are discussed with an emphasis on hip-hop artists of the ...
A Model For Patron-Driven Acquisition Of Print Music Scores: From Conception To Reality, 2017 University of Florida
A Model For Patron-Driven Acquisition Of Print Music Scores: From Conception To Reality, Alan Asher, Trey Shelton, Jason Heckathorn, Aimee Barrett
Charleston Library Conference
This paper and presentation will explore the process of developing a unique patron-driven acquisition program for print music scores and monographs from concept to reality at an American Association of Research Libraries institution. Areas to be discussed include collection development considerations, information technology infrastructure needs, acquisitions workflows, and plan evaluation. The paper and the presentation will examine how partnering with a vendor to implement an innovative collection development plan can support the needs of the library users and the goals of library collection development officers and increase access to music scores and monographs in a fiscally responsible way. Readers can ...
Northern Music Culture In Antebellum New Orleans, 2017 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Northern Music Culture In Antebellum New Orleans, Warren Keith Kimball
LSU Doctoral Dissertations
In the three decades before the Civil War, immigrants from the Northern United States flooded into New Orleans in search of new economic opportunities. These newcomers brought to the Southern city many elements of Northern life, such as Protestant churches, English-language newspapers, public schools, and distinct political views. They also brought with them musical practices specific to that region: Protestant church music, amateur choral societies, instrumental concerts, music publication, and English-language opera all flourished from the late 1830s until the late 1850s. This dissertation situates the musical practices of New Orleans during the decades preceding the Civil War within the ...
Review Of Michael Kater, The Twisted Muse: Musicians And Their Music In The Third Reich (New York And Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), David B. Dennis
David B. Dennis
No abstract provided.
Review Of Pamela M. Potter, Most German Of The Arts: Musicology And Society From The Weimar Republic To The End Of Hitler’S Reich (New Haven And London: Yale University Press, 1998), 2017 Loyola University Chicago
Review Of Pamela M. Potter, Most German Of The Arts: Musicology And Society From The Weimar Republic To The End Of Hitler’S Reich (New Haven And London: Yale University Press, 1998), David B. Dennis
David B. Dennis
No abstract provided.
Review Of Erik Levi, Music In The Third Reich (New York: St. Martins Press, 1994), 2017 Loyola University Chicago
Review Of Erik Levi, Music In The Third Reich (New York: St. Martins Press, 1994), David B. Dennis
David B. Dennis
No abstract provided.
Johannes Brahms's Requiem Eines Unpolitischen, 2017 Loyola University Chicago
Johannes Brahms's Requiem Eines Unpolitischen, David B. Dennis
David B. Dennis
No abstract provided.
Mood And Mode: The Impressionistic Commonalities Of Claude Debussy And John Coltrane, 2017 Kennesaw State University
Mood And Mode: The Impressionistic Commonalities Of Claude Debussy And John Coltrane, Simon B. Needle, Edward Eanes
The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research
There are marked parallels in scale use, the use of modality and harmonic construction and movement in the music of John Coltrane as compared to impressionist composers like Claude Debussy. The modal harmonic exploration employed in the works of Coltrane is often attributed to the Indian raga and other music, but it can also be likened to Impressionist works by Debussy. A fascination with exoticism and a search for new veins in music to draw from propelled both of these artists forward musically. While Debussy learned medieval modality from the Russians, Coltrane looked further East to the Arab world and ...