Master of Music (MM)
Music Theory and Composition (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Ferdinando DeSena - Committee Chair
Second Committee Member
Dennis Kam - Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Colby Leider - Committee Member
Live music has the ability to unite individuals and affect them on both cognitive and emotional levels. Its time-honored tradition remains the true test of a musical work?s strength and longevity. Electronic music in particular has had some difficulty in establishing well-formed performance practices in its relatively short life span. The problem may not be one of sonic, but rather visual inhibition and general discontinuities between the audience and performers. In this paper I raise three questions of aesthetic value concerning live performance. Why do we go to live musical performances? How do we perceive sound? How do we correlate physical gestures? To answer, I make observations on selected works spanning the continuum of the field.
Performance Practices; Electronic Music; Aesthetics
Sheppard, Adam, "Aesthetic Practices in my Live Electronic Music" (2009). Open Access Theses. 202.