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Spatial Exploration: Physical, Abstracted, and Hybrid Spaces as Compositional Parameters in Sound Art

Traub, Peter Michael
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Traub, Peter Michael
Advisor
Shatin, Judith
Abstract
This dissertation shows the potential of spatial design as a central site of compositional play. I begin by proposing a conceptual framework that elucidates the interrelationship of particular technological advances and developing notions of space and that emphasizes the compositional importance of decoupling space from time and place. I define two basic spatial types: physical and abstracted. These can be combined to form a third major type: hybrid. I trace the changing spatio-musical responses to architectural developments from the 1500s to the present, and follow with a discussion of the effects of the scientific and technological revolution on modern perceptions and conceptions of space. I then analyze and situate pieces by representative composers within my conceptual framework. Finally, I discuss my own series of pieces, Five Spaces, a set of installations and performances that embody the types of space examined previously. I explain my compositional methodology and show how space decoupled from time and place can be recoupled in musically compelling forms. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF text
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Music, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2010
Published Date
2010-12-01
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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