Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The lightbulb project: New music for new percussion instruments
by Baumbusch, Brian, M.A., Mills College, 2013, 119; 1549992
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis is about the process behind building, tuning, and composing music for a new set of metallophones called the "Lightbulb" instruments. This project began in 2011 and has continued to expand over the past two years: the first piece to be written for the instruments is titled Prana, and this thesis describes how the process of building and tuning the instruments informed the compositional process behind Prana. The premiere of Prana led to the formation of the Lightbulb Ensemble, which performs on these new instruments. The instruments and the group continue to develop.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brown, Chris
Commitee: Bernstein, David, Frith, Fred
School: Mills College
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Acoustics
Keywords: Bali, Experimental, Gamelan, Instrument building, Percussion, Tuning
Publication Number: 1549992
ISBN: 9781303634994
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