|Custom Controllers and Physical Models as Enablers of Communal Performance in Two Fragments on Water and Light
||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...
|Interactivity between a saxophone performer and a computer operator
|| "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...
|He cried uncle--an opera in one act
||"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
||"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....
|Tracing a Certain Slant of Light 2.24.2007
|Interval serialization and its use in Exploring the third major nebula.
||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...
||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...
||"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...
|One hundred forty-six: the score for a music and modern dance theatre production about the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911
||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
||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
||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...
|Aspects of collaboration and questions of identity in Ekaterinoslav
||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...
|Compositional features in Wei Dai's music
||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...
|Manifesto on the ledge: an American comic chamber
||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...
|Forgotten places, abandoned buildings: a song cycle for pierrot ensemble and metal vocalist
||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
||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...