Engebretson, Mark

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Custom Controllers and Physical Models as Enablers of Communal Performance in Two Fragments on Water and Light 2008 1612 Two Fragments on Water and Light explores a communal ensemble paradigm made possible through the implementation of customized technologies. The work is for solo voice and two additional performers who use controllers built, and in some cases designed...
He cried uncle--an opera in one act 2007 1279 "The purpose of this project is to present composer Seth Colaner's compositional process, as well as his personal motivation for creating an opera. This project will also establish criteria for his vision in the conception of opera composition as the...
Tracing a certain slant of light--forming a personal philosophy and voice in music composition 2007 2187 "This thesis serves to examine philosophical and technical influences and their effect on the author's personal style of music composition. Specific composers, performers, and the influence of their respective practices in my thinking are considered....
Requiem 2010 1596 The Requiem which is the centerpiece of this document is a musical composition for mixed choir and organ, written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.M. in Music Composition. Additional instrumentation includes harp accompaniment for...
Sermon hymns 2011 1377 "The Gospel of Jesus Christ" is the first movement of a planned multi-movement composition entitled Sermon Hymns, which offers a new way of using music for Christian corporate worship. Its novelty derives from its presentation: a multimedia compositi...
Interactivity between a saxophone performer and a computer operator 2006 1216 "The purpose of my thesis is to create an interactive environment between a saxophonist and computer operator via a musical composition. The composition, 4thoughts, consists of written music for the saxophonist, performance directions for the comput...
Compositional features in Wei Dai's music 2014 1040 This thesis mainly presents my original musical composition, Just One Thing, a composition for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano. The piece was made by investigating various possibilities arising from a one-measure musical idea. Fu...
Forgotten places, abandoned buildings: a song cycle for pierrot ensemble and metal vocalist 2016 1845 Forgotten Places, Abandoned Buildings, is a three-movement song cycle for metal vocalist, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drum set, and electronics. The piece is written specifically to take advantage of the performance abilities of vocalist T...
Singing on the grassland 2016 911 My thesis composition, Singing on the Grassland, is written for flute and string quartet. My main innovation is flexibly applying two different Mongolian vocal styles—Long-song and Höömii in each section. Through deeply studying Mongolian vocal style...
And then there was light: lighting art in flute repertoire 2017 1601 Between 1971 and 2007, Karlheinz Stockhausen and George Crumb composed twenty-seven works for flute featuring the integration of music and lighting art, according to research conducted as part of this dissertation project. My premiere of I Dream of C...
Six Minute Snake Bite for solo bass clarinet and backing track 2017 667 Six Minute Snake Bite is a composition for bass clarinet and electronic audio track. The goal was to create a piece that exhibits intensity and aggressiveness generated through the use of computerized sounds, and fuses the concert hall tradition with...
Interval serialization and its use in Exploring the third major nebula. 2009 1486 Interval serialization is a musical process I designed in order to generate a large amount of music based on a relatively small amount of initial material. The process begins with a small collection of pitches. While maintaining interval size and ord...
One hundred forty-six: the score for a music and modern dance theatre production about the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911 2013 1555 One Hundred Forty-Six is a music and dance theater production portraying an artistic memorial to the victims, tragedy, and progress of the historical Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911. The music, composed by Elizabeth L. Kowalski, wa...
String quintet No.1 ghost town portraits 2013 1699 I am drawn to the quiet places, the empty mysterious places, where it seems civilization--with bindle in hand--jumped a boxcar to somewhere else. A mixed sense of desolation and apathy mingles with a small stubborn hope and a large wonderment in a pl...
Intermedia, hypermedia, and metamedia in Tarrare: consumption studies 2013 6488 With my thesis, I have attempted to find a multimedia-oriented approach to musical composition that simultaneously presents a number of possible interpretations and allows for listeners to create their own. Tarrare: Consumption Studies explores a dis...
Manifesto on the ledge: an American comic chamber 2015 978 My thesis composition, Manifesto on the Ledge, is a thirty-minute long chamber opera for or soprano, mezzo-soprano and baritone, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, percussion and electric keyboard. It is the result of collaborating with librettist John...
It is. It is not: a composition for narrator and electronics 2020 290 It is. It is not is a musical composition for narrated voice and fixed electronic media. In this composition, I explored the transformation of musical material in a way that makes the experience of the passage of time in music rely on memory and fami...
Inside the storm of Summertime Rain 2022 98 My original composition Summertime Rain explores themes related to the lived experience and musical culture of the African-American community through foundations based on rhythm and blues (R&B), hip-hop, jazz and other popular music forms. The paper ...
Distant lights : trio for flute, cello, & piano 2023 59 Distant Lights: Trio for Flute, Cello, & Piano seeks to depict a near-future apocalyptic event that threatens humanity's survival on Earth. Stories of science fiction, specifically those in film, inspire my approach to creating new musical works with...
Impermanence in For Decorative Purposes Only 2018 518 The focus of this thesis is my work "for decorative purposes only" for antique objects, live and pre-recorded electronics, and improviser. The work presents an exploration of the concept of impermanence through the use of decaying antique artifacts, ...
Chu 2018 1022 My composition Chu is based on a historical Chinese story of Xiang Yu, which happened during the end of Qin Dynasty over 2000 years ago. It is a three-movement work with dance based on the story. Each movement bears a different title. The first movem...
Aspects of collaboration and questions of identity in Ekaterinoslav 2014 938 Ekaterinoslav: One Family's Passage to America is a one-act dramatic musical composition based on a 2012 collection of poems by the critically acclaimed, bestselling author Jane Yolen, who suggested the project to me based on our previous collaborati...