Title

Erosion

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Spring 2010

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Music

First Advisor

David K. Gompper

Abstract

In my work I am often drawn to relatively simple systems that unfold before the listener. In Erosion, there are several of these processes which unfold simultaneously. The piece begins with a pitch cluster that gradually spreads into total chromatic saturation (about half-way through the piece) before shrinking back into clusters. As this is happening there is, on a macro level, a gradual speeding of events throughout the entire duration of the work. The interactions between this linear progression in the time domain and the (relatively) cyclical progression in the frequency domain form the main dialogue of the work.

Pages

iv, 61 pages

Copyright

Copyright 2010 Matthew Dotson

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Music Commons

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