Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
This thesis discusses methods of achieving inclusive performance spaces through improvisation and interactive visuals. A non-linear methodology is employed, and research and projects develop side-by-side. The culmination of these projects and research is an audiovisual music project called Starlight Therapy. This music project is designed to help the researcher reach a musical flow state while performing despite anxiety, as well as create opportunities for audience engagement. Methods of diminishing power imbalances that occur between performer and audience are also explored. The researcher is neuroatypical, and thus the acceptance and understanding of neuroatypical people is major theme of this text.
Maggie M Grundy
Grundy, Maggie M., "Leveling the playing field: Breaking down walls between artists and audiences through generative, interactive visuals and improvisation" (2018). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 16813.