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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Performance Guide and Analysis of Compositional Techniques in Selected Percussion Music of Dave Maric
by Mitchell, David J., D.M.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2017, 116; 10639934
Abstract (Summary)

The aim of this study is to provide insight into the percussion music of Dave Maric through an analysis of a trilogy of pieces with backing track, Trilogy (2000), Sense & Innocence (2002/2014), and Thrice Into Flames (2017). The present study examines Maric’s influences, analyzes his compositional style, and provides a performance guide. Brief biographical information is provided to introduce Maric. His compositional style is examined by analyzing tonal language and formal structures. The tonal language of these pieces combines octatonic scales and diatonic scales. In terms of form, Maric uses mathematical sequences to determine proportions between sections, including the Fibonacci sequence. The performance guide includes sticking suggestions, transcriptions of backing track cues, and additional comments.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Willie, Eric
Commitee: Locke, John, Ricci, Adam, Sink, Patricia
School: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department: Visual and Performing Arts: School of Music
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 79/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music theory, Music
Keywords: Audio track, Electroacoustic, Maric, Marimba, Percussion, Vibes
Publication Number: 10639934
ISBN: 978-0-355-56701-4
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