Source-bonding as a Variable in Electroacoustic Composition: Faktura and Acoustics in Understatements

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Understatements for two-channel fixed media is a four-movement study of the sonic potential of acoustic instruments within the practice of electroacoustic studio composition. The musical identity of the entire composition is achieved through consistent approaches to disparate instrumental materials and a focused investigation of the relationships between the various acoustic timbres and their electroacoustic treatments. The analytical section of this paper builds on contemporary research in electroacoustic arts. The analysis of the work is preceded by a summary of theoretical and aesthetic approaches within electroacoustic composition and the introduction of primary criteria of sonic faktura (material essence) used in the compositional process. The analyses address the idiosyncratic use of the concept of faktura to contextualize and guide the unfolding of the work. The reconciliation of the illusory electronic textures and the acoustic sources that parented them may be considered the ultimate goal of Understatements.

Creator(s): Rostovtsev, Ilya Y.
Creation Date: December 2010
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2010
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Understatements for two-channel fixed media is a four-movement study of the sonic potential of acoustic instruments within the practice of electroacoustic studio composition. The musical identity of the entire composition is achieved through consistent approaches to disparate instrumental materials and a focused investigation of the relationships between the various acoustic timbres and their electroacoustic treatments. The analytical section of this paper builds on contemporary research in electroacoustic arts. The analysis of the work is preceded by a summary of theoretical and aesthetic approaches within electroacoustic composition and the introduction of primary criteria of sonic faktura (material essence) used in the compositional process. The analyses address the idiosyncratic use of the concept of faktura to contextualize and guide the unfolding of the work. The reconciliation of the illusory electronic textures and the acoustic sources that parented them may be considered the ultimate goal of Understatements.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Composition
Department: College of Music
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v, 36 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): Electroacoustic music | compositional aesthetics | composition | faktura | singing bowl | accordion | percussion | violin | clarinet | acoustic instruments | fixed media
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  • OCLC: 731955096 |
  • UNTCAT: b4006881 |
  • CALL-NO: MT145.R66 R66 2010
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc33198
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Rostovtsev, Ilya Y.
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