2019 Theses Doctoral
Mixed Media and Metaphor: An Analysis of the Performance Technologies Utilized in Drop and Decoder
This research examines two pieces composed by me: Drop, for string octet, strobe lights, and electronic sounds (2015), and Decoder, for MIDI drums, holographic projections, and electronic sounds (2017). Both works interrogate a particular manifestation of digital technology: in the case of Drop, strobe lights, and in Decoder, digital screens. This process involves unpacking the character, language, and associations of a particular technology, and exploring how human performance complements, opposes, and negotiates with these elements. My analysis highlights the influence of Post-Digitalism in my work and aims to show how mixed-media performance technologies function metaphorically, and how their influence can be traced from their physical presence on stage to notated gestures in performance.
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- Drop - Full Score.pdf application/pdf 1.31 MB Download File
- Decoder - Full Score.pdf application/pdf 443 KB Download File
More About This Work
- Academic Units
- Thesis Advisors
- Lewis, George E.
- D.M.A., Columbia University
- Published Here
- August 29, 2019