Tracing Experimentalism and Tradition in "Sound"
This thesis is in three parts. The first part is a research paper which investigates the ways by which Roscoe Mitchell’s piece, Sound (1965), is a landmark of experimentalism while retaining important influences of the broader jazz tradition. The second part is a piece titled Many Centers for solo drum set, composed and performed in April 2018. The third part is a short album titled Time Studies, recorded in June 2018.