Defense Date

4-4-2016

Graduation Date

2016

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Technology

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Lynn Purse

Committee Member

William Purse

Committee Member

Judith Bowman

Keywords

Cymatic, Geometry, Pattern, Sacred, Sound, Waveform

Abstract

Cymatic Revelations is a multi-media composition that aims to artistically reveal the power of vibration through the synchronous use of cymatic pattern imaging, real-time video projection, and live music. When musical vibrations are channeled through a malleable medium such as a liquid, the vibrations cause the medium to arrange itself into visible geometries known as cymatic patterns. Being that these patterns are created by the sounds themselves, the projected visual elements are used to visually connect the audience to what they hear. While incorporating archetypal elements of light, reflection, and symmetry, Cymatic Revelations utilizes cutting-edge music technologies to expose this common thread of vibration in the world around us. The piece combines the real-time generation of cymatic events, videos, and slideshows, with a live ensemble that features both electronic and acoustic instruments.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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