In this thesis I will attempt to define the psychological and physiological effects of music on the brain that keep me coming back to singing — the "ecstatic voice." It is a transcendental belonging, a meditative melodic trance, a cathartic tension and release. Through self-reflection, research, and learning through interviews, my purpose in defining the ecstatic voice is not only to understand an aspect of my own artistic practice and experience, but also to shed light on how singing can be an important element in mental health, artist activism, spiritual connection, and bridging the known and unknown.
|Advisor:||Sonami, Laetitia, Bernstein, David|
|Commitee:||Fei, James, Bischoff, John, Ghuman, Nalini, Reid, Tomeka, Parkins, Zeena|
|Department:||Music - Electronic Music and Recording Media|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/10(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Music, Performing Arts, Neurosciences|
|Keywords:||Electronic music, Flow, Singing, Spirituality, Transcendence, Voice|
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