Relent: a Composition for Alto Saxophone, Double Bass, Two Percussion, and Interactive Electronics Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Relent: a Composition for Alto Saxophone, Double Bass, Two Percussion, and Interactive Electronics

Creator

  • Author: Johansen, Benjamin David
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Nelson, Jon
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Bithell , David
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Stout, David
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2012-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: relent is a sacred work within the genre of interactive electronic music. the 20-minute composition is a multi-movement piece for four instrumentalists (saxophone, double bass, and two percussion) and computer that is inspired by the gospel message. relent is specifically about the gospel message that Christ died for man’s sins, rose from the dead, and through faith in him man can be reconciled to God. This project was an experiment in creating a work with a programmatic extramusical structure. in preparation for writing a piece based on Christian programmatic content, this paper presents an overview of research conducted on the intersection between art and Christianity referencing authors such as Harold Best, Nikolai Berdyaev, Hans Rookmaaker, Calvin Seerveld, Daniel Seidell, A. W. Tozer, Steve Turner, and Cornelius Van Til. This work was an experiment in trying to make very direct and specific musical ties to the narrative of the Gospel. Another highly experimental aspect of relent was in the way interactive electronics were used. Each acoustic instrument in the work has its own input and module within the Max patch, extending each acoustic instrument rather than adding an electronic accompaniment component. Additionally, non-traditional notation, both codified and real-time computer generated, improvisation, theatrical instructions, and a completely computer generated movement makes relent a piece that challenges and pushes the boundaries of current interactive electronic music.

Subject

  • Keyword: Interactive
  • Keyword: music
  • Keyword: composition
  • Keyword: computer
  • Keyword: Christianity
  • Keyword: electronics

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Johansen, Benjamin David
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc115100

Degree

  • Academic Department: School of Music
  • Degree Discipline: Composition
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: disse

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