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Drawing a straight line and following it : realizing open scores, conceptualizing concert programs, and original sound poetry


Section I of the thesis discusses the author's development and performance of a realization of La Monte Young's Composition 1960 no. 10, with its famous instructions to "draw a straight line and follow it." Section II addresses the author's concept and performance of a concert of music and text compositions, with particular attention paid to her interests both in recontextualizing and defamiliarizing older works by juxtaposing them with dissimilar (and often new) works, and in exploring the connections and disconnections between spoken text and wordless music. Section III is a collection of the author's original sound poetry

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