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Altered Audiation: Perspectives in Sound and Notation Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
composition
Picnic
Pigeons
Karayn
sound
music
notation
Septick
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Israelsen, Andrew S
Supervisor and department
Hannesson, Mark (Music)
Examining committee member and department
Bulitko, Vadim (Computing Science)
Smallwood, Scott (Music)
Department
Department of Music
Specialization
Composition
Date accepted
2015-03-31T13:38:42Z
Graduation date
2015-06
Degree
Master of Music
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The Western classical system of musical notation is a powerful and flexible tool, one of proud heritage and expressive complexity. My interest has been to expand and reconfigure this tool to express and benefit my personal compositional interests. I aim to retain enough familiarity wherein performers are able understand and interpret my music accurately and expressively. Through personal experiments and analysis of other composer's scores, I can make intuitive decisions for how and why I alter, expand, and eliminate notational conventions within my own musical works. I have experimented with additions and reductions to the number staff lines and staves, eliminated certain key elements such as meter and precise pitch by replacing them with my own inventions, composed works with both graphic and text based elements, and at times broken all the rules of musical notation by removing the very necessity of musical interpretation from the score.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3Q52FK6R
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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