Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Music

First Advisor

L. Poundie Burstein

Second Advisor

Catherine Coppola

Academic Program Adviser

L. Poundie Burstein

Abstract

Miles Davis produced a wealth of music relying on the use of electronic instruments and new technology. With their adoption, the famous trumpeter began his “electric” period. Examining the electric period of Davis’s career helps us trace the profound impact of electronic instruments and technological advances on his music.

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