Date of Degree

9-2022

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Music

Advisor

Kofi Agawu

Committee Members

Joseph N. Straus

Jeff Nichols

Jason Eckardt

Subject Categories

Composition

Abstract

The material was culled from sketches for four distinct abandoned projects, one of which was titled ‘Music can sleep.’ Eventually I became less interested in seeing a particular idea to fruition and more concerned with selecting and arranging from an archive of unfinished fragments. The principle criteria for selection included psychological potency and the music’s capacity to convey the mood of the moment in which they were written.

i. fragment for maria 9/7/20
ii. curtain 5/31/20
iii. premonition / toy no. 1 11/1/19
iv. dream 11/6/19
v. punchline 8/11/21
vi. song / toy no. 2 5/21/20
vii. sprite 5/12/20

Comments

This composition and the paper, "An analysis of György Kurtág's Officium breve in memoriam Andræ Szervánszky op. 28 for string quartet" together constitute the author's dissertation but are otherwise unrelated.

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