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Something Wicked This Way Comes: Scoring Hamline University's Production Of "Macbeth", Andrew Brady Jan 2014

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Scoring Hamline University's Production Of "Macbeth", Andrew Brady

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This project represents a practical investigation into using original underscore in the modern theatrical experience. Over 40 minutes of cinematic, orchestral underscore were composed by the author specifically for Hamline University Theatre Department’s 2014 production of Macbeth. Using electronic scoring methods and digital playback strategies, the music was “performed” with variable timing that was able to directly match the performance of the actor’s for each show. The accompanying written musicological analysis explores the score’s uses of themes, spotting strategies, and integration of the show’s artistic concept. The analysis, in conjunction with the recorded score, demonstrates a ...