Date of Award

2021

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Graduate Group

Music

First Advisor

Anna Weesner

Abstract

Like When You Look (for orchestra) reiterates imagistic gestures intended to be heard in one way—each in an instant, in the manner of a glance—but also in another way, as a succession of short phrases suggesting a fleeting familiarity over time. In two movements, the work traces the impact sonority and gesture make on each other. Fascinations with particular sounds yield a lyric of their own, and fragile flickers embedded in melody become more integral with each repetition.

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