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Altered Audiation: Perspectives in Sound and Notation
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...
In his book Sounding Out The City, Michael Bull (2000) determined a typology of personal-stereo use for individuals. He determined there are 11 possible strategies employed whenever a personal-stereo user negotiates urban space. These strategies, however, are focused on the individual use of...
African art music composers in Ghanaian universities negotiate a multiplicity of identities in a time characterized by frequent international communication and travel. This thesis explores these identities and asks, what does African art music, a combination of Western and indigenous African...
Critical Ethnomusicology Pedagogy with Migrant Youth in Edmonton, Canada: Promoting Cultural Empowerment and Intercultural Learning through MusicDownload
Given the globally accelerating patterns of voluntary and forced migration, Canadian schools are currently serving the most culturally, religiously, and linguistically diverse student cohort in the country’s history. Many Canadian schools have responded by instituting culturally responsive...
Daily Routines (audio)
Media item from the Appendix of Thomas Merklinger's Master of Music Composition Portfolio. Audio recording of the premiere performance of the piece Daily Routines, performed at Convocation Hall on April 16, 2018. Performed by the University of Alberta Experimental Improv Ensemble, with...
Media item from the Appendix of Thomas Merklinger's Master of Music Composition Portfolio. Video recording of the premiere performance of the piece Daily Routines, performed at Convocation Hall on April 16, 2018. Performed by the University of Alberta Experimental Improv Ensemble, with...
This exploratory work investigates the “transformational festival,” a contemporary form of celebratory leisure that revolves around music, the arts, community, and co-creativity. By integrating interpretative phenomenological analysis with methods from arts-based research, critical ethnography,...
Doctrine as Music: A Socio-Historical and Biopsychosocial Analysis of Music’s Effects on the Membership of the Children of GodDownload
This project endeavoured to partially close the gap in knowledge surrounding music’s roles in high-demand new religious groups by adding to existing scholarship’s understanding of music’s potential role in the membership maintenance process. The author sets forth to do so by answering the...
Is there ever a simple place of convergence where two media coexist and interact equally? If one assumes that there is indeed a mental space where media convgerge and are understood simultaneously, what problems arise if an when one medium overrides the meaning of another? It is difficult to...