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.
|Advisor:||Parkins, Zeena, Ghuman, Dr. Nalini|
|Commitee:||Bernstein, David, Bischoff, John, Brown, Chris, Fei, James, Frith, Fred, Mitchell, Roscoe|
|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|
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