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Blood on the Pavement 1984

Tipp, Devon Osamu (2018) Blood on the Pavement 1984. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Blood on the Pavement 1984 is a ten-minute musical composition for clarinet in B-flat (doubling bass clarinet), grand piano, violin, viola, and cello. This thesis will address key concerns regarding the generative pitch materials and numerical constructs that govern the overall form of the piece. First I provide aesthetic context for the work by exploring its influence, primarily the works of Irish-born artist Francis Bacon. This composition is as much an ode to the artist as it is a portrait of myself. Secondly, I describe the pitch, rhythmic and numerical constructs that dictate the gestural and registral aspects of the composition, as well as the symmetries that are built into the tone rows that serve as the armature for the composition. After outlining these major structural, I relate them to the aleatoric timbral trajectories of the composition, and describe how the harmonic and rhythmic cells are mutated and transformed by extended techniques and microtones.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Tipp, Devon Osamudot11
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRosenblum,
Committee MemberPierson,
Committee MemberCassaro, James
Date: 14 June 2018
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 30 March 2018
Approval Date: 14 June 2018
Submission Date: 6 April 2018
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 51
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Music
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, Francis Bacon, Chamber Music
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 14:17


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