Chester, NJ for full orchestra and electronics and the chromatic scale and other iterative loops in beat furrer's Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department School of Music
Author Maxwell, Devin Cole
Title Chester, NJ for full orchestra and electronics and the chromatic scale and other iterative loops in beat furrer's Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester
Date 2016
Description Chester, NJ is a composition for electronics and full orchestra that explores the relationship between the propensity for artificiality inherent in electronic music and the richly human experience of performing orchestral music. The work unfolds in four distinct sections, outlining a slow moving symmetrical ascent of major thirds: C E G# and C. The analysis of Beat Furrer's Konzert fiir Klavier and Or Chester asserts that Furrer's concerto self-defines through a number of iterative loops, the most important being the recurrence and transformation of the ordered chromatic collection: the chromatic scale. Furrer's extensive and clear use of the chromatic scale in conjunction with other identity-building loops places his concerto in the category of a strange loop as defined by Douglas Hofstadter.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Beat Furrer; Chromatic Scale; Douglas Hofstadter; Orchestra and Electronics; Piano Concerto; Strange Loop
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management ©Devin Cole Maxwell
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 11,180,474 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/4224
ARK ark:/87278/s6mh0xvn
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2016-10-11
Date Modified 2017-11-02
ID 197769
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6mh0xvn
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