PEREGRINATION: A MUSICAL SKETCH OF EUROPE IN FOUR MOVEMENTS
Peregrination: a Musical Sketch of Europe in Four Movements for alto saxophone, cello, piano, and percussion is a thirteen-minute musical depiction and interpretation of my travels in Europe during the summer of 2006. A detailed map of my travels in each city provided the seed data for the piece’s chance operational aspects. Each movement represents a single city and as such has a single tonal focus. However, different golden-section-related systems are used to organize time and tonal arrivals. The structural harmonic content of each movement is generated by a Neo-Riemannian Tonnetz overlaid upon the map of my journey within that city. Elaborative techniques include Neo-Riemannian binary-generated cycles, serial techniques, traditional functional harmony, Indonesian interlocking ornamentation, and bounded-entropic indeterminacy. The overall harmonic structure of the piece is also generated by overlaying a Tonnetz on the map of my whole trip through Europe.
School:Bowling Green State University
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:alto saxophone piano cello percussion chamber music europe solo balinese jazz twelve tone serialism graphic score golden section ratio bounded entropic indeterminacy neo riemannian transformational theory contemporary
Date of Publication:01/01/2007