Architecture and music have been connected together for centuries and composers have intersected the two in music in numerous ways. Some have written pieces based on specific buildings, others have analyzed and created compositional parameters from the acoustics of a space, and still others have applied architectural theories and concepts in the design and creation of music. A recurring theme that appears to be shared across of these approaches is the use of patterns, which is logical as music and architecture are both built on patterns to some extent. Furthermore, the very notion of translating and interpreting the visuality of architecture as music is intriguing and warrants further investigation.
This paper examines musical works with influences from architecture and which use patterns to provide the basis for an original music composition about the Los Angeles freeways. Then, the contents of my composition will be analyzed to understand how I approached translating the freeways into music.
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|Commitee:||Herman, Martin, Doyle, Alicia M|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Bob Cole Conservatory of Music|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Architecture, Freeways, Los Angeles, Minimalism, Music Composition, Urbanism|
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