Author

Xinlei Chu

Defense Date

4-11-2014

Graduation Date

2014

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MM

Department

Music Technology

School

Mary Pappert School of Music

Committee Chair

Lynn Emberg Purse

Committee Member

Judith Bowman

Committee Member

William Purse

Abstract

I returned to my hometown and recorded Mongolian folk music- Mongolian Long Song and Mongolian Throat Singing. I wanted to combine technology and traditional folk music and write an electronic piece based on Mongolian vocal materials. I used what I've sampled, manipulated the sounds, composed the music, gathered the videos together and created this multimedia piece - On Horseback. The names of the four movements - Sand, Cloud, Water, and Fire - are four elements that I chose to represent the lifestyle in Inner Mongolia.

This thesis covers the journey of how I created this piece. I've explored many variations of technology such as sound sampling, mixing, and video editing. I've also gained the chance to bring traditional Mongolian folk vocal music out of my hometown and present it in my own work.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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