Guest Recital: 2011-06-17 - DMTA

Guest Recital: 2011-06-17 - DMTA

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Date: June 17, 2011
Creator: TMTA/DMTA Ensemble
Description: Guest Artist Recital: 2011-06-17 - TMTA/DMTA Ensemble TMTA/DMTA Ensemble & Original Composition Recital at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall.
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Source-bonding as a Variable in Electroacoustic Composition: Faktura and Acoustics in Understatements

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

Date: December 2010
Creator: Rostovtsev, Ilya Y.
Description: 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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Senior Recital: 2006-11-08 - Mark Sonnabaum, composer

Senior Recital: 2006-11-08 - Mark Sonnabaum, composer

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Date: November 8, 2006
Creator: Sonnabaum, Mark
Description: Recital presented at the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree
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Senior Recital: 2006-11-15 - Franklin James Parker, composer

Senior Recital: 2006-11-15 - Franklin James Parker, composer

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Date: November 10, 2006
Creator: Parker, Franklin James
Description: Recital presented at the College of Music Main Auditorium in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree
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Ensemble: 2006-10-16 - Spectrum

Ensemble: 2006-10-16 - Spectrum

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Date: October 16, 2006
Creator: Spectrum
Description: Composition recital performed at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall
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Senior Recital: 2009-04-03 - Matthew John Bukaty, composer

Senior Recital: 2009-04-03 - Matthew John Bukaty, composer

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Date: April 3, 2009
Creator: Bukaty, Matthew John
Description: A senior recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall.
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Ensemble: 1986-11-18 - Spectrum

Ensemble: 1986-11-18 - Spectrum

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Date: November 18, 1986
Creator: Spectrum
Description: Recital performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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161 Glass: Site Specific Music in an Artistic Context

161 Glass: Site Specific Music in an Artistic Context

Date: May 2010
Creator: Rusnak, Christina S.
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.
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The Creative Process in Cross-Influential Composition

The Creative Process in Cross-Influential Composition

Date: May 2010
Creator: Anderson, Jonathan Douglas
Description: This dissertation describes a compositional model rooted in cross-influential methodology between complementary musical compositions that share generative source material. In their simultaneous construction, two composition pairs presented challenges that influenced and mediated the other's development with respect to timbre, transposition, pitch material, effects processing, and form. A working prototype first provides a model that is later developed. The first work Thema is for piano alone, and the companion piece Am3ht is for piano and live computer processing via the graphical programming environment Max/MSP. Compositional processes used in the prototype solidify the cross-influential model, demanding flexibility and a dialectic approach. Ideas set forth in the prototype are then explored through a second pair of compositions rooted in cross-influential methodology. The first work Lusmore is scored for solo contrabass and Max/MSP. The second composition Knockgrafton is scored for string orchestra. The flexibility of the cross-influential model is revealed more fully through a discussion of each work's musical development. The utility of the cross-influential compositional model is discussed, particularly within higher academia.
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Systematic Composition and Intuition in a Concerto for Organ and Orchestra

Systematic Composition and Intuition in a Concerto for Organ and Orchestra

Date: August 2003
Creator: Worlton, James Timbrel
Description: Historically, composers have used methods in addition to inspiration in writing music. Regardless of the source materials they used, composers ultimately rely on their musical sensitivity to inform the compositional decision-making. Discuses the rotational aspects of decimals that are created from certain prime-number denominators, and focuses on the prime number 17. Shows how these decimals can be transformed by converting them to different number bases. Looks at the Golden Proportion and its use in creating formal structures. Examines compositional and aesthetic issues arising from using number series to generate the pitches, rhythms, and sections in the Concerto for Organ and Orchestra. This process of composition reveals musical gestures that may not have been discovered using more intuitively based approaches to composition. Shows how musical sensitivity was necessary in shaping the numerically derived material in order to create aesthetically satisfying music.
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