Mary Pappert School of Music
Lynn E. Purse, William E. Purse
Courage, Dream, Multimedia, Music, Paranoia
Three States of the Mind's Eye is a multimedia work composed of music, poetry, and video. The purpose of the work is to examine attributes of three different abstract states of mind: the dream, paranoia, and courage. The musical score both tells its own story as well as enhances the visuals and poetry as they are presented. This document will discuss the ideas behind the work, how the composer went about creating each section and combining them, and will provide musical excerpts, the poetry itself and other visual examples. All sounds for the project are synthetic or sampled and the use of technology will also be discussed. The thesis is divided into four parts: introduction, analysis, technology and workspace, and conclusion.
Huddleston, L. (2011). Three States of the Mind's Eye (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/670