Publication Date

2014-12-02

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2014-12-02

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2014-11-03

First Committee Member

Svetoslav Stoyanov

Second Committee Member

Gary Green

Third Committee Member

Dale Underwood

Fourth Committee Member

Charles N. Mason

Fifth Committee Member

Alan O. Johnson

Abstract

The extra-musical artistic elements in three works for theatrical percussion are examined, analyzed, and compared with one another. The pieces that are discussed include Songs I-IX by Stuart Saunders Smith, Dressur by Mauricio Kagel, and ?Corporel by Vinko Globokar. A brief discussion of each composer's life and music is followed by an in-depth analysis of extra-musical artistic elements, including vocalizations, movement, and other dramatic elements. This study examines the extra-musical artistic elements that are included in each piece and how they relate to the piece as a whole, including analysis of notation and interpretation.

Keywords

Karlyn Mason; theatrical percussion; Dressur Mauricio Kagel; ?Corporel Vinko Globokar; Songs I-IX Stuart Saunders Smith; multiple percussion

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