Words can’t tell the past
Opera is experience:
History’s best mode.
University of Toronto
My dissertation examines how the structural, temporal, and narrative dimensions of the operatic form might render a representation of the past that is unique in comparison to historical representations in other modes.
Across the Empire
Opera led the way.
University of Western Australia
Ph.D. Title: ‘Operatic performance practice across the British Empire in the Victorian Era: a comparative study of operatic performance practices in Victorian Bristol, Calcutta and Melbourne with particular reference to the social, economic and broader cultural contexts of each centre.’
This thesis will discuss the way in which opera both reflected and drove the cultural, political and social phenomena of its context, while linking each centre to the parent (British) culture and wider Westernisation. In India opera is at the heart of the political and cultural shift and may be seen as a tool of colonisation. In Australia, opera had a less overtly political function, which represents the nature of colonialism in a ‘white dominion’.
Voice leading can be
explained as a result of
University of Washington
Dissertation Title: “Single-Voice Transformations: A Model for Parsimonious Voice Leading”
I use a mathematical model to explain smoothness in voice leading.
Leader, call the tune
Hot overproof melts cold ice
Wheel, turn, braggadap
Daniel T. Neely
New York University
My dissertation, Mento, Jamaica’s Original Music: Development, Tourism and the Nationalist Frame, explored the history and ethnography of a genre of traditional Jamaican music called mento.
Like seasons, signal their shifts
Through visual cues.
Texas Tech University School of Music
My dissertation uses performance analysis to understand the non-verbal cues that musicians in the African-American tradition employ to communicate improvisational goals and strategies.
Bell-jars all about
Stifled heat of centuries
Release sounds of old
Carlos R. Ramirez
Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University
Dissertation: “Ernest Chausson’s Hot Houses Song-Cycle: A 19th century symbolist Triptych”
Explored the interdisciplinary collaboration between Maurice Maeterlinck, Georges Minne and Ernest Chausson in his song-cycle
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