Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

"Odalisque": The story of an album
by Brummel, Daniel Gorciak, M.M., California State University, Los Angeles, 2016, 92; 10245672
Abstract (Summary)

The album Odalisque by the indie rock band Sanglorians is the culmination of many years of deep personal, artistic, and technical work. Many aspects of the composition, arrangement, performance, and recording of the project album were widely influenced by the methodologies espoused within the Master of Music program in Commercial Music Composition and Arranging at California State University, Los Angeles. This project report explores these methodologies of commercial music composition as they were applied to each song during the songwriting, arranging, and production processes. Approached as a scholarly personal narrative manuscript, each song's genesis is sourced, and its meaning examined in proper creative context within the whole.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wight, Steve
Commitee: Connors, David, Levinson, Ross
School: California State University, Los Angeles
Department: Music, Theatre and Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music, Performing Arts, Spirituality
Keywords: Commercial music, Composition, Indie rock, Popular music, Songwriting, Transpersonal psychology
Publication Number: 10245672
ISBN: 9781369512984
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