161 Glass: Site Specific Music in an Artistic Context

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The composition 161 Glass is a 17-minute musical work with percussion, wind and brass instruments in which the intersection of mid-century architecture, and the art and culture of a dynamic city are inextricably linked. Through this paper, I explore the process of composing a musical work in relationship to the significance of site specific context. The paper begins by defining the concept of site specific art works; then reviews the discourse of the intersection of art, music and architecture. I then delve into the cultural and geographic context surrounding this project from the modern era through the present, and how those perspectives apply to the building and my piece. I reveal how the composition relates the musical ideas to the site. Finally, I describe the collaborative process between myself, the musicians and the Dallas Contemporary staff.

Creator(s): Rusnak, Christina S.
Creation Date: May 2010
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
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Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2010
Description:

The composition 161 Glass is a 17-minute musical work with percussion, wind and brass instruments in which the intersection of mid-century architecture, and the art and culture of a dynamic city are inextricably linked. Through this paper, I explore the process of composing a musical work in relationship to the significance of site specific context. The paper begins by defining the concept of site specific art works; then reviews the discourse of the intersection of art, music and architecture. I then delve into the cultural and geographic context surrounding this project from the modern era through the present, and how those perspectives apply to the building and my piece. I reveal how the composition relates the musical ideas to the site. Finally, I describe the collaborative process between myself, the musicians and the Dallas Contemporary staff.

Degree:
Level: Master's
Discipline: Music Composition
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Site specific | composition | artistic | music
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Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 680653199 |
  • UNTCAT: b3875911 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc28472
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Rusnak, Christina S.
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