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Expansion Of The Cello Repertoire In The 21st Century: A Collaboration With Composers Paul Eddison Lewis, Thomas L. Wilson, Austin Franklin, And Alex Shanafelt And The Resulting New Compositions For Cello And Electronics - Examined And Recorded By The Performer, Eduard Teregulov 2021 Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

Expansion Of The Cello Repertoire In The 21st Century: A Collaboration With Composers Paul Eddison Lewis, Thomas L. Wilson, Austin Franklin, And Alex Shanafelt And The Resulting New Compositions For Cello And Electronics - Examined And Recorded By The Performer, Eduard Teregulov

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Electroacoustic music has been one of the fastest growing genres in classical art music since the middle the twentieth century. Thanks to the pioneers of the genre such as American composer John Cage, Halim El-Dabh, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Subotnick, Iannis Xenakis, as well many others composers and enthusiasts of the twentieth and the twenty-first century the repertoire of electronic and electroacoustic music has grown tremendously withing the last hundred years. Even today it is still a growing art form as contemporary composers are working with yet to be developed and explored electroacoustic programming and equipment.

The purpose of this project ...


Aloof: Black Divas Of Refusal, Kwame K. Ocran 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Aloof: Black Divas Of Refusal, Kwame K. Ocran

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

“Aloof: Black Divas of Refusal” studies performers Lena Horne and Billie Holiday as the progenitors of a new tradition of authentic representation of Black female interiority in the entertainment arts. As interiority denotes the wide-ranging amalgamation of human expression, these divas equipped themselves with a sense of refusal and aloofness to strategically posture themselves in conditions that suited their personal predilections best and considered their status as representatives of the Black community. Lena Horne’s evolution as an aloof diva successfully saw the singer and actress escape classist thought of racial uplift to the full embracing of the totality of ...


Mood, Music Choices, And The Emotional Outcomes Of Music Listening: An Examination Of The Moderating Role Of Rumination Using Experience-Sampling Methodology, Elizabeth E. Kinghorn 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Mood, Music Choices, And The Emotional Outcomes Of Music Listening: An Examination Of The Moderating Role Of Rumination Using Experience-Sampling Methodology, Elizabeth E. Kinghorn

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Research indicates that the ways individuals engage with music listening in daily life has emotional consequences, and that these consequences, and their relationship to well-being, are influenced by a complex interaction among situational variables and personal dispositions. One such disposition is rumination, a response style characterized by repeated dwelling on negative thoughts and feelings. The tendency to ruminate is strongly related to issues such as depression and anxiety in the non-music domain, and music research indicates this trait may moderate relationships between a listener’s mood, the emotional content of their music choices, and the outcomes of listening. The primary ...


Life Is Like A Piano. What You Get Out Of It Depends On How You Play It, Lydia Wilson 2021 University of Minnesota Morris

Life Is Like A Piano. What You Get Out Of It Depends On How You Play It, Lydia Wilson

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

A reflection on piano playing and music practice.


Interpersonal Practices In Individualized Voice Teaching: A Mixed-Method Study Of Pedagogical Similarities And Differences Between Teachers Of Singing And Speech-Language Pathologists, Brianna Smith 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Interpersonal Practices In Individualized Voice Teaching: A Mixed-Method Study Of Pedagogical Similarities And Differences Between Teachers Of Singing And Speech-Language Pathologists, Brianna Smith

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

The interpersonal teaching practices of teachers of singing and speech-language pathologists are examined in this mixed-method research study. The aim of this research is to identify common teaching themes and to determine how the disciplines of voice pedagogy and speech-language pathology agree and vary regarding interpersonal interactions with voice users (i.e., students, patients, and clients).

This research aims to identify the areas of overlap and disparity in the fields of voice pedagogy and speech-language pathology to determine where one field might positively influence the other. First, based upon standards set by speech-language pathologists and teachers of singing, this research ...


Tubular!!: Works For Tuba(S), Christian Bush 2021 Bowling Green State University

Tubular!!: Works For Tuba(S), Christian Bush

Honors Projects

Tubular!! is an album that was produced during the Spring and Summer of 2021. It was made possible through the support of many friends, colleagues, and mentors, and will serve as a cornerstone upon which to build my career as a performer and a recording engineer. The album and liner notes can be found on my website: https://www.christianbush.com/tubular. The appendix at the end of this paper contains screenshots of the website.


The Band Chervona: Russian Musical Traditions In The Portland Diaspora, Zoe Y. Landi Fontana 2021 Portland State University

The Band Chervona: Russian Musical Traditions In The Portland Diaspora, Zoe Y. Landi Fontana

University Honors Theses

This paper explores how the band Chervona reflects Russian musical traditions in its development and creative output.


Twenty Years Of Opera Chapman: A Gala Farewell Celebration, Opera Chapman 2021 Chapman University

Twenty Years Of Opera Chapman: A Gala Farewell Celebration, Opera Chapman

Printed Performance Programs (PDF Format)

No abstract provided.


Autism-As-Machine Metaphors In Film And Television Sound, Erin Felepchuk 2021 University of Guelph

Autism-As-Machine Metaphors In Film And Television Sound, Erin Felepchuk

Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture

Around the turn of the millennium, there was an outpouring of autistic representation in literature, film, and television. These resulted in a multitude of new cultural texts that reinforced damaging metaphors about autism that had previously emerged in medical discourse. In film and television, autistic people are portrayed through a variety of metaphors: as impenetrable fortress, missing puzzle pieces, confusing aliens, and as malfunctioning robots or supercomputers. In this paper, I examine the role of film and television sound in reinforcing the metaphor of autistic people as “unfeeling machines.” The unfeeling machine metaphor is personified through sound tracks that deploy ...


A Critical History Of Adonis’ “No Way Back, Marvin J. Gladney 2021 University of Arizona

A Critical History Of Adonis’ “No Way Back, Marvin J. Gladney

Third Stone

No abstract provided.


Development Of A Low-Cost Hybrid Music Synthesizer, Spencer Rollins Drewry 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Development Of A Low-Cost Hybrid Music Synthesizer, Spencer Rollins Drewry

Electrical Engineering

Until recently, affordable music equipment has always been seen as “budget”, providing a poor user experience. Inexpensive equipment was plagued with audible noise, signal integrity issues, and convoluted user interfaces. Companies like Teenage Engineering have proven that this does not have to be the case, in 2019 introducing their "Pocket Operator” series for $89. Due to the modern availability of low cost, high quality, consumer off the shelf [COTS] analog and digital components as well as creative engineering, the quality of inexpensive audio equipment has increased significantly. Despite these industry advances, the market is relatively small and shows a great ...


Building A Library Of Samples (Kontakt) Of The Uzbek Traditional Dutar, Victor Khandamian, Abdulaziz Khasanov 2021 The state conservatory of Uzbekistan

Building A Library Of Samples (Kontakt) Of The Uzbek Traditional Dutar, Victor Khandamian, Abdulaziz Khasanov

Eurasian music science journal

Sample libraries are one of the most popular music technologies in the modern world for the recreation of instruments in the digital environment.
Sample library development is a rapidly growing branch of music technology. This article examines the stages of creating a library of a traditional Uzbek dutar. Particular attention is paid to methods for achieving realistic instrument sound in the digital field.


"I Can't Breathe": Toward A Pneumatology Of Singing And Missional Musicking For Racial Justice In Jacksonville, Florida, Thomas Shapard 2021 Florida State College at Jacksonville; Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church

"I Can't Breathe": Toward A Pneumatology Of Singing And Missional Musicking For Racial Justice In Jacksonville, Florida, Thomas Shapard

Doctor of Pastoral Music Projects and Theses

This thesis develops a philosophy of musicking that intersects with missional ecclesiology and expands the role of music-making beyond the church walls. The central hypothesis assumes that predominantly white congregations in the Free Church tradition located in the southern United States incorporate ways of singing that reinforce, albeit inadvertently, attitudes toward others that buttress white ethnocentricity. Musical practices arising from a Western European heritage can promote cultural exclusivity as well as a perceived—yet false— sense of superiority. Is there an implicit theology of singing in white churches that engenders a culture of complicity and apathy in matters of racial ...


Villa-Lobos’S Segunda Sonata-Fantasia For Violin And Piano: An Analysis And Performance Guide, Maira Braga Cabral 2021 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Villa-Lobos’S Segunda Sonata-Fantasia For Violin And Piano: An Analysis And Performance Guide, Maira Braga Cabral

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This study focuses on Villa-Lobos’s Segunda Sonata-Fantasia for Violin and Piano, written between 1913 and 1914. A brief biography of Villa-Lobos until 1915 provides the context of the period during which he composed the piece. Next, Villa-Lobos’s main influences are presented, a list that includes European nineteenth-century aesthetics, Impressionism, Brazilian popular music, Wagner’s motivic treatment, and Brazilian indigenous music. Next, the main compositional devices used by the composer are discussed, providing examples from the Segunda Sonata-Fantasia and from other pieces by Villa-Lobos. A structural analysis of the piece is presented, focusing on the form, thematic approach, and ...


Recording Sounds And Instruments For Sample Libraries, Camden Daly 2021 California State University, Monterey Bay

Recording Sounds And Instruments For Sample Libraries, Camden Daly

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

In this paper, we will look at the topic of instrument sampling for virtual instrument libraries. This paper will look at the history of recording devices, samplers, first technologies for playing orchestral sounds, and the process for making my own library. This paper looks at the techniques and processes for sampling a grand piano in detail. Details including pitch, dynamics, microphone placements, round robins, releases, and pedals. For my own sample library, I recorded and programmed Foley sounds that can be used for film compositions.


Egyptian Music History - The Marvelous Egyptian Oud, Seif Abuelwafa 2021 American University in Cairo

Egyptian Music History - The Marvelous Egyptian Oud, Seif Abuelwafa

Audiovisual Projects

This Audio feature aims to explain the importance of the Egyptian oud in Egyptian music throughout the years. It also explains the love that I have for the instrument, its history, and how it originated to become the unique sounding instrument it is today. The audio documentary also includes stories of people from the modern era of Egyptian music and how they are trying to preserve its history and importance from completely disappearing due to the drastic changes to Egyptian music that have been caused by Egyptian contemporary music.


Music Video Review: "O Superman" - Laurie Anderson, Jacob Thomas (Kiko) F. Yago 2021 University of the Pacific

Music Video Review: "O Superman" - Laurie Anderson, Jacob Thomas (Kiko) F. Yago

Backstage Pass

Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" music video is a commentary about the progression of technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkfpi2H8tOE


A Line In The Sand Album Review, Robert N. Moore 2021 University of the Pacific

A Line In The Sand Album Review, Robert N. Moore

Backstage Pass

On July 3rd, 2020, American Arson released their first full-length album. A Line In The Sand has a tight and powerful sound while still feeling raw and untamed, thanks to the help of high production standards. The lyrics somehow find a balance between bold, catchy, and beautiful. Their message mainly revolves around the current American socio-political sphere, challenging their listeners to seek compassion and unity instead of giving into apathy and ignorance.

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Ishmael Album Review, Robert N. Moore 2021 University of the Pacific

Ishmael Album Review, Robert N. Moore

Backstage Pass

This is an extensive review of the metal album Ishmael, written, performed, mixed, mastered, and released all by Jared Smith. The album combines religion, intricate guitar riffs, and metal to create an avant-garde piece of art.


Copyright And Copywrong, Noah Granard 2021 University of the Pacific

Copyright And Copywrong, Noah Granard

Backstage Pass

This paper attempts to offer a critique of the music industry and modern copyright law via analysis/individual case study in order to provide suggestions for possible reform. Topics include: background information and commentary on the status of the public domain, why the current laws/statures hamper creativity, and what steps should be taken next to remedy these issues. In order to both promote new music, while also respecting the intellectual property of artists and groups with existing content, there must be genuine reform at the highest levels; copyright and music industry laws must stem from the basis of supporting ...


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