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    • A neurophysiological study into the foundations of tonal harmony. 

      Bergelson, Elika; Idsardi, William J (Neuroreport, 2009-02-18)
      Our findings provide magnetoencephalographic evidence that the mismatch-negativity response to two-note chords (dyads) is modulated by a combination of abstract cognitive differences and lower-level differences in the auditory ...
    • Affect Theory and the Politics of Ambiguity: Liminality, Disembodiment, and Relationality in Music 

      Lee, Gavin (2014)
      This dissertation develops a "politics of ambiguity" through case studies of affect in contemporary works by European, American and Singaporean composers. While studies of intercultural music have focused on narratives of ...
    • At the Conflux 

      Tierney, Justin Mark (2017)
      1. At the Conflux At the Conflux is a three part musically driven time-lapse film that tours Japan by road and rail. It is an exploration of its sprawling nocturnal cityscapes crisscrossed by thruways, its urban grid illuminated ...
    • At the Vanguard of Vinyl: A Cultural History of the Long-Playing Record in Jazz 

      Mueller, Darren (2015)
      At the Vanguard of Vinyl investigates the jazz industry's adoption of the long-playing record (LP), 1948-1960. The technological advancements of the LP, along with the incipient use of magnetic tape recording, made it feasible ...
    • Bach and the Beauty of Christ: A Study in Theological Aesthetics 

      Jones, Nathan (2020)
      This dissertation attempts to shed explanatory light on the work of Johann Sebastian Bach by situating it within the broader framework of Lutheran theological aesthetics. Although Bach has long been considered one of the ...
    • Barbeque Man Unleashed: The Greatest Professional Wrestling Work Of All Time 

      Swartzel, Paul Eldridge (2013)
      Barbeque Man Unleashed consists of two chapters. Chapter 1 is an original musical score, Barbeque Man Unleashed: The Greatest Professional Wrestling Work Of All Time. Chapter 2 is an article entitled "Prelude To a Fist" ...
    • Beethoven’s Shifting Reception in China, 1910s–1970s 

      Wu, Banban (2016-05-16)
      Since the late 1970s, Beethoven has remained the best-known Western composer in China. His music has been written into China’s music textbooks and is frequently played by orchestras all around the country. However, this ...
    • Camp Identities: Conrad Salinger and the Aesthetics of MGM Musicals 

      Pysnik, Stephen (2014)
      This dissertation seeks to position the music of American arranger-orchestrator-composer Conrad Salinger (1901-62) as one of the key factors in creating the larger camp aesthetic movement in MGM film musicals of the 1940s ...
    • Cardano (Chamber Opera for Three Singers, Actor, and Ensemble) and Combination-Tone Class Sets and Redefining the Role of les Couleurs in Claude Vivier's "Bouchara" 

      Christian, Bryan William (2015)
      This dissertation consists of two parts: a chamber opera and an article on the work of Claude Vivier."Cardano" is a new chamber opera by composer Bryan Christian about the work and tragic life of the Renaissance polymath ...
    • Classical Music Composition Using Hidden Markov Models 

      Yanchenko, Anna Katherine (2017)
      Hidden Markov Models are a widely used class of probabilistic models for sequential data that have found particular success in areas such as speech recognition. Algorithmic composition of music has a long history and with ...
    • Composers on the Decks 

      Kotch, Alex H. (2013)
      <italic>Composers on the Decks</italic> is comprised of three related chapters: an original composition for amplified chamber ensemble and laptop DJ, <italic>Alleys Of Your Mind</italic>; an extended article entitled "Composers ...
    • Core and Shell Song Systems Unique to the Parrot Brain. 

      Chakraborty, M; Walløe, S; Nedergaard, S; Fridel, EE; Dabelsteen, T; Pakkenberg, B; Bertelsen, MF; ... (11 authors) (PLoS One, 2015)
      The ability to imitate complex sounds is rare, and among birds has been found only in parrots, songbirds, and hummingbirds. Parrots exhibit the most advanced vocal mimicry among non-human animals. A few studies have noted ...
    • Dark Holler 

      Garner, David Kirkland (2014)
      This dissertation is in two parts: a music composition titled "Dark Holler" for large chamber ensemble; and an article on how Cape Breton traditional fiddlers manipulate tempo in performance.1. Dark HollerDark Holler is ...
    • Differences in mismatch responses to vowels and musical intervals: MEG evidence. 

      Bergelson, Elika; Shvartsman, Michael; Idsardi, William J (PLoS One, 2013)
      We investigated the electrophysiological response to matched two-formant vowels and two-note musical intervals, with the goal of examining whether music is processed differently from language in early cortical responses. ...
    • "Double Rainbow," "Appalachiana," and "'The Invisible Mass': Exploring Compositional Technique in Alfred Schnittke's Second Symphony" 

      Smirnov, Vladimir (2016)
      This dissertation consists of three distinct components: (1) “Double Rainbow,” a notated composition for an acoustic ensemble of 10 instruments, ca. 36 minutes. (2) “Appalachiana”, a fixed-media composition for electro-acoustic ...
    • Dramatic Impulse: Diegetic Music in the Operas of Giacomo Puccini 

      Messina, Karen Elaine Hovey (2020)
      This dissertation examines diegetic music as a rationale for the juxtaposition of traditional and modern idioms in operas by Giacomo Puccini. Through this perspective, I consider the resulting unevenness of style in Puccini’s ...
    • Effects of task instruction on autobiographical memory specificity in young and older adults. 

      Ford, JH; Rubin, David C; Giovanello, Kelly S (Memory, 2014)
      Older adults tend to retrieve autobiographical information that is overly general (i.e., not restricted to a single event, termed the overgenerality effect) relative to young adults' specific memories. A vast majority of ...
    • EVOLUTIONARY SKETCHES 

      Cho, Youngmi (2011)
      EVOLUTIONARY SKETCHES is a three-movement sextet composition for flute, clarinet in Bb, percussion, piano, viola, and cello. The idea of the piece is based on the study of applying scientific evolutionary theories ...
    • Factors affecting pitch discrimination performance in a cohort of extensively phenotyped healthy volunteers. 

      Smith, Lauren M; Bartholomew, Alex J; Burnham, Lauren E; Tillmann, Barbara; Cirulli, Elizabeth T (Scientific reports, 2017-11-28)
      Despite efforts to characterize the different aspects of musical abilities in humans, many elements of this complex area remain unknown. Musical abilities are known to be associated with factors like intelligence, training, ...
    • Fan Jing 

      Hsu, Chia-Yu (2009)
      Fan Jing (Folk Images), an orchestral trilogy, is based on folk elements of the three main ethnic groups in Taiwan: Min-nan, Hakka and aboriginal. As each of these groups has its own spoken language, folk music and musical ...