Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Awareness through the capture of surrounding sounds
by Neumann, Stephanie, M.A., Mills College, 2015, 49; 1589487
Abstract (Summary)

My thesis paper examines the process of capturing and studying the sounds that surround us through three case-studies involving audio recording, the subtext beneath the sound, and bringing documentation of real life situations into a performance atmosphere. Each topic will be discussed through the examination of the personal processes and compositional methods of three composers who use environmental sound recordings in very different ways. With specific reference to my own piece Within a Soundscape—Scorned Confusion, I will present compositional concerns in relationship to the particular issues discussed with each composer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Parkins, Zeena, Ghuman, Dr. Nalini
Commitee: Bernstein, David, Bischoff, John, Brown, Chris, Fei, James, Frith, Fred, Mitchell, Roscoe
School: Mills College
Department: Music - Composition
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Music, Performing Arts
Keywords: Acoustics, Field recording, Listening, Sound, Soundscape, Subtext
Publication Number: 1589487
ISBN: 9781321771374
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