Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Composing music in the silent body
by Herndon, Julie, M.A., Mills College, 2015, 49; 1589453
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis explores holistic approaches to the performing body. Beginning with the inner world of sensation, I discuss Anna Halprin’s use of emotional geography and associative scoring in her community rituals. In Lawrence “Butch” Morris’ Conductions, I consider the body as score. And in an analysis of Sophia Gubaidulina’s symphony Stimmen… Verstummen…, I describe the use of gesture as it is functions to frame the body as a symbol of transformation. I then describe the affect of these representative methods of composing for the performing body as they manifest in own work, using specific examples from (de)attachment for saxophone quartet.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ghuman, Nalini
Commitee: Parkins, Zeena
School: Mills College
Department: Music - Composition
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance, Music
Keywords: Conduction, Gesture, Gubaidulina, Halprin, Morris, Performance
Publication Number: 1589453
ISBN: 978-1-321-77081-0
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