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dc.contributor.advisor Cacioppo, Curtis Gillen, Daniel 2017-09-01T14:49:27Z 2017-09-01T14:49:27Z 2017
dc.description.abstract "Biomes" is a musical microcosm of the world's ecological, climatic, geographic, and cultural diversity. Through seven linked movements, this work is a modern take on the nineteenth-century aesthetic of the character piece cycle, a time-honored tradition championed by the Schumanns and their contemporaries. These movements enrich both the old and modernistic vocabulary with a potpourri of influences spanning from the polar icecaps to the tropical savannas of India and East Africa. The music is evocative of the regions in question either through texture and density, the use of culturally native forms, or the general flow from one thematic area to the next. Much respect is given to the various cultural influences which include Andalusian flamenco, Arabic/Ottoman Turkish samaisi, North Indian bandishes, Javanese gamelan pieces, and more. The presentation combines music (recorded and live piano performances of the various movements) and conversation.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Music
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.title Biomes
dc.type Thesis en
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