I: At Any Point: an analysis and reflection II: Portfolio of Compositions
The first portion of this document is an in-depth analysis and full score of my work, At Any Point, for viola solo, chamber ensemble, live electronics, and video, premiered on March 5th, 2016 at the Museum of Art, Design, and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This work was composed for this dissertation with the goal of exploring the possibilities of audience interaction and video manipulation in a concert work. At Any Point is inspired by the concept of physical time and uses words by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as a jumping-off point. The treatment and visualization of time in the work is a main focus in this document in addition to the technical design, musical form, and compositional process.
A portfolio of compositions including:
if it stops for chamber ensemble and fixed media
Smack the Wrist Good for guitar duo and spoken word
Slow Burn for clarinet and live electronics