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Part One: Ferrari's 'Les Arythmiques' / Part Two: Brief Analysis of the Author's Compositions

  • Author(s): Barel, Ori
  • Advisor(s): Barlow, Clarence
  • et al.
Abstract

Part A of this document is an analysis of movements one and two of the electronic work 'Les Arythmiques' by Luc Ferrari. This dramatic work is one of Ferrari's major pieces from his last decade. The analysis uses spectrograms as well as sound clips to point out important moments in the piece. Part B is a brief exploration of the author's compositions that are in Appendix D (portfolio of scores). Part B shows the compositional methods chosen for each piece. Some of the techniques used in Part B explore the use of Cellular Automata, Markov Chains and Fibonacci Numbers. This part shows the purposefulness to get a specific result by using a particular method that would suit the overall envisioned aesthetic.

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