Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Music Theory and Composition (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Thomas M. Sleeper
Third Committee Member
Raul Murciano, Jr.
Fourth Committee Member
The Ruination of Atlantis is an original ballet in thirteen movements composed for prerecorded media using sampled orchestral and other instruments. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the reasoning behind composing a work for a "virtual" instead of an actual orchestra followed by an analysis of the overall structure of the piece, analyses of the use of leitmotif throughout the work, and an analysis of the pitch, rhythmic, and harmonic material of the piece as a whole and each individual movement. The conclusion of this paper is a description of the concept of staging and performance of The Ruination of Atlantis.
MIDI; EastWest; Electronic Music
Hendricks, Jess, "The Ruination of Atlantis: A Ballet for Virtual Orchestra" (2010). Open Access Dissertations. 402.