Requiem for Netted Fish: An Intermedia Composition for Choir, Harp, and Dance

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Requiem for Netted Fish is an intermedia composition for sixteen-voice SATB choir, harp, six dancers, slide projections, and lighting. The text, taken from the poetry of Anna Akhmatova and Carolyn Forche, presents a universal, womanly rage against human repression and destruction. The poetry finds aural interpretation in sound, and visual interpretation in movement and lighting. Poetic inspiration contributes to the integration of elements in the work, as does the impulse-exchange method of coordinating mediums, which allows the dancers control of the timing of events. The resultant interdependent relationships necessary for performance contribute to the integration of the composition. The duration ... continued below

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Hill, Jeanne E. (Jeanne Elizabeth) December 1990.

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Requiem for Netted Fish is an intermedia composition for sixteen-voice SATB choir, harp, six dancers, slide projections, and lighting. The text, taken from the poetry of Anna Akhmatova and Carolyn Forche, presents a universal, womanly rage against human repression and destruction. The poetry finds aural interpretation in sound, and visual interpretation in movement and lighting. Poetic inspiration contributes to the integration of elements in the work, as does the impulse-exchange method of coordinating mediums, which allows the dancers control of the timing of events. The resultant interdependent relationships necessary for performance contribute to the integration of the composition. The duration of this intermedia work is approximately fifteen minutes.

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Hill, Jeanne E. (Jeanne Elizabeth). Requiem for Netted Fish: An Intermedia Composition for Choir, Harp, and Dance, thesis, December 1990; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500350/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .