A performance guide and analysis of compositional techniques in selected percussion music of Dave Maric

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David J. Mitchell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Eric Willie

Abstract: The aim of this study is to provide insight into the percussion music of Dave Maric through an analysis of a trilogy of pieces with backing track, Trilogy (2000), Sense & Innocence (2002/2014), and Thrice Into Flames (2017). The present study examines Maric’s influences, analyzes his compositional style, and provides a performance guide. Brief biographical information is provided to introduce Maric. His compositional style is examined by analyzing tonal language and formal structures. The tonal language of these pieces combines octatonic scales and diatonic scales. In terms of form, Maric uses mathematical sequences to determine proportions between sections, including the Fibonacci sequence. The performance guide includes sticking suggestions, transcriptions of backing track cues, and additional comments.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2017
Audio track, Electroacoustic, Maric, Marimba, Percussion, Vibes
Maric, Dave $x Criticism and interpretation
Percussion music $x Analysis, appreciation
Computer music $x Analysis, appreciation

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