Contextualizing my self-idiom: the making of terminal

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dc.contributor Snead, Charles
dc.contributor Zaheri, Amir
dc.contributor Fader, Don
dc.contributor Adams, Jacob
dc.contributor Dewar, Andrew
dc.contributor.advisor Feeney, Timothy Levy, Aaron
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 2020-01-16T15:03:58Z 2020-01-16T15:03:58Z 2019
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003444
dc.identifier.other Levy_alatus_0004D_13891
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract This document serves as an accompanying manuscript to my improvisational percussion album, Terminal. This music comes after five years of study and performance, and is a recent demonstration of my current sound; three pieces that draw on the influences of stylistic pioneers. Improviser and scholar Mike Bullock labels this method using the term self-idiomatic music. In this concept, a musician develops a unique aesthetic by making decisions in the moment of performance, drawing on a personal vocabulary of sounds, and rules for their deployment. The music recorded on Terminal is based on a culmination of my musical life that blends elements of many genres and styles. I have been inspired by the noise of Jason Lescalleet, the deep listening and stillness of Pauline Oliveros and Morton Feldman, the harmonic clouds of Sarah Hennies, the textures and layers of AMM, the jazz-like improvisation of Anthony Braxton, and the sound installations of Olivia Block, among others. In this paper, I examine writings and compositions by these musicians, and describe how my interactions and experiences with them led me to discover my self-idiom. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.haspart Supplementary materials include PDF files and WAV audio files.
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated. en_US
dc.subject Music
dc.title Contextualizing my self-idiom: the making of terminal en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. School of Music Music The University of Alabama doctoral D.M.A.

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