Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Exhibition on Cheerful Privacies Three Landscapes for Tape and Live Performers Including Mezzo-Soprano, Bb Clarinet, and Percussion
by Walker, Tyler Bradley, D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2010, 37; 3439691
Abstract (Summary)

'This document consists of three-musical landscapes totaling seventeen minutes in length. The music is written for a combination of mezzo-soprano, Bb clarinet, percussion and tape. One distinguishing characteristic of this music, apart from an improvisational quality, involves habituating the listener through consistent dynamics; the result is a timbrally-diverse droning. Overall, pops, clicks, drones, and resonances converge into a direct channel of aural noise.

One of the most unique characteristics of visual art is the strong link between process and esthetic outcome. The variety of ways to implement a result is astounding. The musical landscapes in this document are the result of an interest in varying my processes; particularly, moving mostly away from pen and manuscript to the sequencer.

The term "exhibition" implies that consideration be given to how subsequent performances of this work are presented. I conceived these movements in the order they are presented in this document; however, just as any visual artist might base her exhibit on context, the same principle can be followed with this music. Each landscape can be selectively presented.

The scores contained in this document are labeled as such: (1) Williams Mix 2, (2) Automatic Story Telling, (3) Familiar. The tape parts are available upon request from the author.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Helmuth, Mara
Commitee: Fiday, Mike, Hoffman, Joel
School: University of Cincinnati
Department: Composition
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 72/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Electronic music, Exhibition on Cheerful Privacies, Experimental, Glitch, Mezzo-soprano, Original composition, Tape with live performers, Walker, Tyler
Publication Number: 3439691
ISBN: 978-1-124-45110-7
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